- A court in Kano state has sentenced Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death by hanging for blasphemy
- The 22-year-old was found guilty in a court verdict presided over by Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani
- Sharif is reported to have composed a song that has been described as blasphemous.
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An Upper Shari’a Court in Kano state has sentenced one Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death by hanging for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Daily Trust reports.
The court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey on Monday, August 10, presided by Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani found the 22-year old guilty of blasphemy after he composed a song in which verses were allegedly said to have been attributed to the prophet.
Back in March, the Islamic singer composed a song that was shared on social media. The song went viral and caused an uproar which resulted in the invasion of Shariff's house by the youths who wanted to set it on fire.
It was reported that the Kano-based singer is a member of Faidha group who “are known for their preference of Shaikh Ibrahim Nyass over Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and belongs to the Tijjaniya sect.
However, the Jam’iyyatu Ansariddeen Attijaniyya Organisation in a reaction, disowned the singer and labeled his song as blasphemous.
Sayyidi Muhammad AlQasim Yahaya, the national secretary of organisation, in a statement, said the Dariqatul Tijjaniyya and Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass had immense love for Prophet Muhammad.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Ondo state high court has sentenced one Pastor Kolawole Samson to death by hanging for killing a boy at a village near Okeigbo area of the state.
The court sitting in Akure presided over by Justice Ademola Bola found the pastor guilty of inflicting injury on the deceased’s head with a cutlass at a fish pond owned by the convict on March 2016.
In a related development, Rashida Saidu, has been sentenced to death by a Kano state High Court, for killing Adamu Ali. The convict was found guilty of killing her husband who was until his death, a staff of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Kano.
The prosecution told the court that the Saidu at their residence in Dorayi Quarters about a year ago pushed her husband from a one-story building during a disagreement which resulted in the death of the 56-year-old man.
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