The Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria SCSN has asked Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, to ensure the execution of the court judgement of Islamic gospel singer, Shariff Yahaya Shariff accused of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
An upper Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of Kano State while delivering judgement on 10th August 2020 said Shariff Sharif-Aminu, 22, was guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March.
SCSN in a statement issued by its Secretary-General, Nafi’u Baba-Ahmed asked Governor Ganduje’s government to ignore right activities asking for pardon for the culprit.
The Islamic gospel musician who was not well-known in northern Nigeria and his songs not popular outside his Tjjaniya sect had gone into hiding after he composed the song.
Protesters had burnt down his family home and gathered outside the headquarters of the Islamic police, known as the Hisbah, demanding action against him.