A Sharia court in Kano State has sentenced a musician, Yahaya Sharif Aminu, to death for one of his songs alleged to be blasphemous against Prophet Muhammad.
The presiding judge, Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, at the court on Monday, found Aminu guilty and sentenced him to death by hanging, Daily Trust reports.
The musician was said to be a member of the Islamic Tijjaniya sect and Faidha group.
Aminu’s arrest came on the heels of a protest by Muslims in Kano State where they threatened to take laws into their hands.
It would be recalled that hundreds of angry youths during the protest razed down the family house of the musician in Kano municipality.
This was just as a humanist, Mubarak Bala, was arrested by the police in Kano and issued death threats over a Facebook post said to be blasphemous against Prophet Muhammad.
His whereabouts, however, remain unknown despite a court order mandating the police to release Bala.