BREAKING : Singer Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy By A Sharia Court Appeals Judgement

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.

Mallam Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano, had proclaimed that he would not hesitate to sign the singer’s death sentence if he failed to file an appeal within 30 days.

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.