Blasphemy: Kano Singer, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu Appeals Death sentence
Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, the musician that a Shari’a court in Kano sentenced to death for blasphemy, has filed an appeal.
He was accused of making blasphemous and degrading audio remarks against Prophet Muhammad, an act considered to have been done with the intention to hurt the feelings of Muslims faithful.
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.
Sharif-Aminu’s conviction gained national attention last month and divided opinion with many condemning the severity of the sentence.
Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced that he would happily sign his death warrant on expiry of the appeal deadline.