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Blasphemy: Kano singer appeals death sentence

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Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, the musician that a Shari’a court in Kano sentenced to death for blasphemy, has filed an appeal.

He was sentenced to death by hanging on August 10, after he was found guilty of committing blasphemy in a song against the Prophet Muhammad.

The development stirred an outcry among many Nigerians especially on social media.


SEE ALSO: Photo of Hausa singer sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy


Despite public outcry, the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria asked Kano state government to execute the court judgment.

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, had said he would not waste a minute to sign Sharif-Aminu’s death sentence if he failed to file an appeal within 30 days.

But in a suit filed at the Kano state high court on Thursday, Kola Alanipini, Sharif-Aminu’s counsel, asked the court to set the judgement aside.

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