- The death sentence passed on a Kano singer has been lauded by Hisba and Imams
- They consequently urged Governor Ganduje to sign the death warrant
- According to them, the condemned man's crime is contrary to Section 382 (6) of Kano State Shari’a Penal Code Law 2000
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While many Nigerians are condemining it, the Kano state council of Friday mosque Imams has commended a Shari’a court for sentencing 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif-Aminu to death by hanging.
Sharif-Aminu was accused of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
The position of the council was made known by its chairman, Muhammad Nasir Adam.
He urged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sign the death warrant, The Nation reported.
“The council has confidence that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje will sign the execution of the penalty," he said.
Going further, he warned Muslims to refrain from supporting “any move capable of denting the image of the prophet of Islam (Muhammad).
Also in support of the death sentence is Sheikh Harun Sani Ibn Sina, the commander-general of the Kano State Hisbah Board.
According to him, anyone does what the young man did deserve to be killed.
“Hisbah as an organisation charged with the responsibility of enforcing Shari’a, is in support of the court verdict because anybody who does what Aminu did deserves to be killed. That is what the law says,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that 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.
It said the death sentence following the unfair trial violates Sharif-Aminu‘s right to life.
Legit.ng had also reported that a popular Nigerian pastor, Apostle Johnson Suleman has reacted to the death sentence handed to Sharif-Aminu.
The televangelist and the senior pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International faulted the Kano Upper Shari court for sentencing 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif to death by hanging.
The clergyman said the country that pardons terrorists want to kill a man for blasphemy.
Suleman likened the verdict to self-deceit.
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