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The planned execution of a 22-year-old singer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu keeps gathering momentum as the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria has asked the Kano state government to execute him after he was found guilty of blasphemy.
The council issued a statement by its secretary Nafi’u Baba-Ahmad.
According to him, the case is purely an Islamic affair and in consonance with the religion, culture and wishes of not only the people of Kano but the majority of the population of Nigeria who are Muslims. he, therefore, called on groups who are soliciting for pardon to desist adding that the judgement is in line with the Supreme Court Judgement.
The statement read;
“The calls by some so-called human rights groups to pardon the culprit should not deter the state government from doing the right thing.
“This case is purely an Islamic affair, in consonance with the religion, culture, and wishes of not only the people of Kano but the majority of the population of Nigeria who are Muslims.
“The council further wishes to emphatically remind all Nigerians especially the secular human rights groups that the judgment is in line with the Supreme Court judgment.