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Man to die by hanging for blasphemy

The Kano Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey has sentenced a 22-year old man to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani gave the verdict today after finding Yahaya Aminu Sharif guilty as charged.

It could be recalled that Sharif, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.

Following the incidence, protestors burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters.

Meanwhile, the court has also sentenced one Umar Farouq of Sharada area of Kano metropolis to 10 years imprisonment for making derogatory statements concerning the Almighty Allah in a public argument.

Abdullahi Jalaluddeen

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