A 22-year-old Gospel musician has been found guilty of Blasphemy and sentenced to death by the Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of Kano state – Nigeria.
According to a BBC report sighted by EYEGAMBIA, the musician by name Yahaya Sharif-Aminu was caught up in the law after he circulated an offensive song through WhatsApp.
The leadership stated that the content of the said song exulted an Imam to an extent that demeans the holy prophet Mohamed; this attracted a lot of outrage from Islamic critics who reportedly burnt down his family house and went on a hunt for the gentleman believed to have gone hidden after circulating the song.
Mr. Yahaya has finally been hauled before the Sharia law and slapped with a death sentence by hanging, a judgment well appreciated by the protestors. “This [judgment] will serve as a deterrent to others who feel they could insult our religion or prophet and go scot-free,” one of the protesters stated.
The Judge, however, stated that the law allows the musician who is currently under detention to appeal against the verdict within a reasonable time frame ahead of execution.