Singer Bags Death Sentence For Blasphemy Against Holy Prophet In Kano State


A 22-year-old singer and resident of Sharifai quarters in Kano municipal, Yahaya Aminu Sharif has been sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy against the Holy Prophet, Muhammad in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.

In a ruling by an Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Quarters in Kano, the Shari’a court Khadi, Aliyu Muhammad Kani, found Sharif guilty of the one-count charge bordering on derogatory comment contained in one of his songs.

Sharif’s action came to public knowledge on 4th of March, 2020, when hundreds of angry youths stormed the Kano Hisbah board headquarters in protest against what they considered an uncomplimentary assault on prophet Muhammad.

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