Court Reverse Death Sentence Imposed on Muslim Singer – Yahya Sharif Over Blasphemy.
A few hours ago, the death sentence imposed on Yahya Sharif Aminu, a Kano-based singer who was convicted for blasphemy has been overturned by a court.
In reference to a judgment delivered on Thursday, January 21 by the state’s chief judge Nuraddeen Sagir, it was stated that the trial was full of irregularities as the appellant was not given legal representation.
He however ordered that the case be re-tried at the same court and that the appellant should be given a fair hearing and legal representation under another judge.
Recall: An Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Quarters in Kano sentenced a 22-year old singer Yahaya Aminu Sharif to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
In his ruling on Monday, the Shari’a court Khadi, Aliyu Muhammad Kani, found Sharif guilty of the one-count charge bordering on derogatory comment contained in one of his songs.
Sharif, a resident of Sharifai quarters in Kano municipal, was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE REPORT ON HIS SENTENCE.
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