Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, the singer that was sentenced to death for blasphemy by a Shari’a court in Kano has appealed the ruling.
Aminu was sentenced to death by hanging on August 10, after he was found guilty of blasphemy in a song against the Prophet Muhammad.
The judgement instigated an outcry among many Nigerians.
In spite of the public outcry, the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria tasked the Kano state government to execute the court judgment.
However, in a lawsuit filed at the Kano state high court on Thursday, Kola Alanipini, Sharif-Aminu’s counsel, implored the court to set the judgement aside.