A popular Kano singer known as Yahaya Sharif-Aminu has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Sharia court in Kano for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad.
According to the reports, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, 22 was convicted by an upper Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of the state after he was found guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March, BBC reports.
Judge Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani stated he could appeal against the verdict.
The musician who is currently in custody had gone into hiding after he composed the song.
An eye witness revealed protestors had burnt down his family home and gathered outside the headquarters of the Islamic police, known as the Hisbah, demanding action upon him.
Critics said the song was blasphemous as it glorified an imam from the Tijaniya Muslim brotherhood to the extent it raised him above the Prophet Muhammad.