Reactions trail death sentence of man over blasphemy

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Nigerians have reacted over the death sentence of a man charged to have blasphemed Prophet Mohammad.

The Presiding Judge of Kano Upper Sharia Court, on Monday, August 10, sentenced a 22-year-old man to death by hanging for blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.

Sharif-Aminu, who was charged guilty, is a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis. He was accused of committing blasphemy against the Prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.

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After the incident, protesters burned down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters in protest against the singer’s action.

The court has also sentenced one Umar Farouq of Sharada quarters in Kano metropolis to 10-year imprisonment for making “derogatory statements concerning the Almighty Allah in a public argument.”

Daily Times, which gathered reactions from Nigerians on Twitter, reports that many opposed the Court’s verdict.

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