Nigeria singer sentenced to dying in north for blasphemy

Lagos, August 11

A younger musician in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has been sentenced to dying by hanging for blasphemy.

An Upper Shariah Court discovered Yahaya Sharif, 22, responsible for circulating a tune described blasphemous on WhatsApp in March.

He has 30 days to attraction the judgment.

Lawan Muhammad of Kano state’s non secular police, Hisbah, advised The Associated Press Tuesday he’s happy with the judgment.

“It was the kind of judgment we hoped for when we arrested him,” Muhammad stated.

Angry protesters burned down the singer’s household home after he circulated the tune.

Kano is certainly one of about 12 states in Northern Nigeria the place Shariah regulation is in place.

Many individuals have been condemned to dying below Shariah regulation because it was first launched in Kano in 1999, however to date just one execution has been carried out.

That was in 2002 when a person was put to dying after being convicted of killing a girl and her two youngsters. Many individuals convicted of theft have had their limbs amputated below the regulation. AP 

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