Kano Singer Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy Appeals Judgement
Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, the Kano singer sentenced to death for blasphemy, has appealed the judgment that convicted him at the Kano State High Court. He was sentenced to death by hanging on August 10, after he was found guilty of committing blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad in a song. Despite the public outcry with rights groups seeking a reversal of the judgement, Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje said he would sign the death warrant after all legal options for a reprieve had been explored.
Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State, has vowed to sign the death warrant for the execution of Yahaya Aminu Sharif, a man convicted of blasphemy. Ganduje said he ... Read more »
Yahaya Aminu Sharif has been found guilty of using derogatory expressions against the Prophet Mohammed in one of his songs circulated via WhatsApp in March. Sharif can appeal ... Read more »