The Kano state council of Friday mosque Imams have stated its support towards the verdict of the Upper Shari’a court of passing death sentence onn 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif-Aminu over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
The Commander General of the Kano State Hisbah Board, Sheikh Harun Sani Ibn Sina, who supported the judgement said, “Hisbah as an organisation charged with the responsibility of enforcing Shari’a, is in support of the court verdict because anybody who does what Aminu did deserves to be killed. That is what the law says.
“We were in the forefront of ensuring that the matter was thoroughly investigated to the extent of inviting his father who said he could execute whatever Shari’a says on the convict (his son).
“The board is therefore, fully in support of the judgment, as it was based on the provision of Shari’a (Islamic law),” Sina said.
Reports say Sharif-Aminu, a resident of Sharifai quarters in Kano municipal, was sued for “insulting religious creed, contrary to section 382 (6) of Kano State Shari’a Penal Code Law 2000.”
According to the litigation, he also committed blasphemy against the prophet in a song he circulated that went viral via WhatsApp in March 2020.