Blasphemy: Primate Ayodele warns against killing of Kano musician

Blasphemy: Primate Ayodele warns against killing of Kano musician

- Primate Elijah Ayodele has reacted to the death sentence passed on a Kano based musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu over alleged blasphemy

- The preacher called on the Kano authorities not to carry out the death-sentence

- Primate Ayodele said the killing Yahaya Shariff will be against the love and tolerance that religion preaches

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Primate Elijah Ayodele, a popular cleric known for his prophetic messages has called on the Kano authorities not to carry out the death-sentence passed on a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu over alleged blasphemy.

The preacher and leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church warned that the killing of the Kano-based musician will amount to spilling the blood of innocent.

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Primate Elijah Ayodele has faulted the death sentence passed on a Kano based musician. Photo credits: Theeagleonline.com.ng
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According to PM News, Primate Elijah Ayodele gave the warning in a statement issued on Friday, August 14.

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He noted that the killing of Shariff will be against the love and tolerance that religion preaches

Ayodele suggested that repentant Boko Haram insurgents who were pardoned by the federal government are more deserving of death than the musician.

‘‘If they should kill that young boy, they would be spilling innocent blood. Insurgency is one of the problems in the north, Boko haram has been killing lots of them yet when Boko Haram members were captured, they were granted amnesty, that boy has done nothing that warrants him being condemned to death, he said.

Meanwhile, the Kano state council of Friday mosque Imams has urged the governor of Kano state, 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.

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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.

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

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