Blasphemy: Kano Imams urge Ganduje to sign musician's death warrant

Blasphemy: Kano Imams urge Ganduje to sign musician's death warrant

- The Kano state council of Friday mosque Imams has urged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sign the death warrant of singer, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu

- The council commended the Upper Shari’a court for passing the death sentence on the musician

- Muhammad Nasir Adam, who chairs the council warned Muslims to refrain acts capable of denting the image of the prophet of Islam

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The Kano state council of Friday mosque Imams has urged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sign the death warrant of 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif-Aminu who was sentenced to death by a sharia court for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

The Nation newspaper, citing the Kano Focus, reported that the council commended the Upper Shari’a court for passing the death sentence on the musician.

Blasphemy: Kano Imams urge Ganduje to sign musician's death warrant

Blasphemy: Kano Imams urge Ganduje to sign musician's death warrant
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Muhammad Nasir Adam, who chairs the council warned Muslims to refrain from supporting any move capable of denting the image of the prophet of Islam, The Nation newspaper reported.

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Also, the commander-general of the Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Sani Ibn Sina, said the board is in support of the court verdict.

Ibn Sina stated that anybody who does what Aminu did deserves to be killed. according to the law.

“We were in the forefront of ensuring that the matter was thoroughly investigated to the extent of inviting his father who said he could execute whatever Shari’a says on the convict (his son),” he said.

However, the governor has not reacted to the ruling.

Meanwhile, the Kano state government has been asked to immediately quash the death sentence handed down to a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu by a Sharia court in Kano state for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.

The demand was made by the global rights group, Amnesty International (AI) in a tweet on Thursday, August 13.

The rights group described the conviction of the singer as a travesty of justice, adding that from all indication, the musician did not get a fair hearing.

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It said the death sentence following the unfair trial violates Sharif-Aminu‘s right to life.

"The authorities of Kano State must immediately quash the conviction and death sentence of Yahaya Sharif Aminu, who was sentenced to death by hanging on spurious charges of blasphemy by the Kano Upper Shari’a Court. #Nigeria," AI said.

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