Man sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano

An Upper Shariah court siting in Hausawa Filin Hockey in Kano State has on Monday sentenced a 30-year-old, Sharrif Yahaya to death by hanging for blasphemy against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The Court also sentenced one Umar Farouq, 17-year-old, to ten years imprisonment for making a derogatory statement against , Almighty Allah.

The Judge, Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani sentenced Sharif to death after finding him guilty of the offence of blasphemy as charged

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.

It will be recalled that had burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters following the alleged blasphemy.


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  • This is a condemned judgement where man fight for God. If someone blaspheme against you should allow God to deal with and not you.

    The God you are fighting for and killing for do not want you to kill any body. The Holy book said thou shall not kill. The God we worship is not God that want you to kill. The judge himself will be condemned by God for permitting killing of an innocent citizen of Nigeria.

    The whole Judgement goes against the principles of Human Right. These men have right to their lives and not to be taken away needlessly. I stand to condemn these judgment and God will stand against the Judge.