A Sharia court in Kano State has sentenced Yahaya Sharif Aminu, a twenty two year old musician, to death for his song alleged to be blasphemous against Prophet Muhammad.
On Monday, the presiding judge, Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, found Aminu guilty and sentenced him to death by hanging.
The musician was reported to be a member of the Islamic Tijjaniya sect and Faidha group.
Aminu was arrested after a protest by Muslims in the state where they threatened to take laws into their hands.
The angry youth had set ablaze the family house of the musician in Kano municipality earlier.
The youths accused government and security agencies of undue protection and failure to act appropriately against Sharif.