Governor of Kano state, Umar Ganduje has expressed readiness to sign the death warrant of Kano-based singer, Yahya Aminu-sharif over a blasphemous song against Prophet Muhammad(SAW).
Ganduje while speaking after a stakeholders’ meeting over the issue on Thursday, noted that the convict had been given a 30-day grace to appeal the judgement, adding that failure to do so, he would waste no time in signing the execution order
He added that; “in the event the convict appeal the judgement, we shall wait and follow the case up to the appeal court. If he further appeals to the Supreme Court, we shall follow the case there.”
“If the Supreme Court upholds the two lower court judgements, the governor of Kano state will not add one minute to sign the execution order,” Mr Ganduje stressed.
MetroNews recalls that in March 2020, the 22-year-old singer had composed a song and shared same on WhatsApp groups, containing blasphemous lines against the Prophet of Islam, a situation that elicited public outcry.