In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, August, 2020

Oh No! See What Has Occurred To Kano Singer Since He Was Sentenced To Demise For Blasphemy

Oh No! See What Has Happened To Kano Singer Since He Was Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy


Yahaya Sharif-Aminu


Extra particulars in regards to the ordeal of a 22-year-old singer , Yahaya Sharif-Aminu sentenced to dying for blasphemy towards Prophet Muhammad have been made public.


In keeping with newest report by Sahara Reporters, the musician is allegedly chained in an underground jail within the state.


He’s stated to be held incommunicado.


Sharif-Aminu, was on Monday sentenced to dying for committing blasphemy towards the Prophet of Islam in a track he circulated through WhatsApp.


He was accused of committing the offence in March 2020 after which protesters burnt down his household home.


He has 30 days to attraction the judgment.

“They’re holding him within the worst doable situation. They’ve denied him guests together with his speedy household. He has been saved in a solitary confinement cell referred to as Again Cell on the Kano Central Jail. The cells are darkish and underground.

“They boy could get contaminated the place they’re holding him or uncovered to chilly. They’ve put a leg chain on him since he bought in and he sleeps with the leg chain,” a jail official advised SaharaReporters.


A number of Nigerians have condemned the judgment of the Higher Sharia Courtroom in Kano.


The Socio-Financial Rights And Accountability Undertaking requested the Nigerian Authorities to right away quash the dying sentence, saying it “quantities to violation of the precise to freedom of expression”.


Reacting to the difficulty, rights lawyer, Tope Akinyode, described the dying sentence as “preposterous” and “antithetical to democratic tenets”.


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