A 22-year-old man, Yahaya Aminu Sharif has been hanged by a Kano Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey.
He was sentenced by hanging for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad.
According to Kano Focus, an online newspaper, the judge, Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, gave the verdict on Monday after finding him guilty as charged.
Mr Sharif, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.
Protestors reacted to the incidence and burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters.
However, the court has also sentenced one Umar Farouq of Sharada area of Kano metropolis to 10 years imprisonment for making derogatory statements concerning the Almighty Allah in a public argument.