Few days ago, we brought the news of a 22-year-old singer, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, who was sentenced to death by a Kano Sharia court for singing against Prophet Muhammad.
Subsequently, the sitting Governor, Ganduje, has promised to sign the musician’s death warrant.
The Governor, who supports the ruling by Upper Shari’a Court, said he will promptly sign the warrant if Yahaya Sharif-Aminu does not appeal the sentence.
The Shari’a court had found him guilty of the charge and ordered he should be hanged to death.
Governor Ganduje applauded the judgment. Leaders of the Ulamahs, who represented the three major sects of Islam: Izalah, Tijjaniyya and Kadiriyya, also unanimously hailed the judgment.
The news of the death sentence sparked an outrage on social media platforms as many insisted that the punishment was undeserving.