Instablog9ja reports that court in Kano has sentenced a musician to death for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
The Kano Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey sentenced 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif to death by hanging.
The judge, Aliyu Kani, gave the verdict on Monday after finding Mr Sharif guilty as charged. He was convicted based on Section 382 (b) of Kano penal code of 2000.
Mr Sharif, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis, was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet of Islam in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.
Following the incident, protesters burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah command’s headquarters. The Hisbah is a Kano State-owned security outfit that enforces the Shariah law.
Reacting to the news, some Nigerians commented on Instagram as shared below:
“What!!!!!!? 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 Allah won’t be pleased. Let him take the soul he wants not you !!!!!!! 😭💔💔💔why is Religion destroying us in this country? Why?
I feel this sentence is harsh and insane. Christianity is indeed peaceful. The punishment for Blasphemy should be left exclusively for God and not for man.
Religion is the worst thing that happened to this country
Muslim and killing is like 5&6, so Muhammad has asked you people to be his judge abi
Me and the angel that direct me to Nigeria go enter one trouser when I reach heaven
I have muslims around me and they are good people but there are some Muslims that they carry this religion on top their head pass prophet Mohammed himself..all these are not neccestry!
Islamic is never a religion of peace… their hatred for humanity is too much.can we just divide🙄”