Kano State Court of Appeal in Northern Nigeria has sentenced two youths accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammad (SAS).
The court said a youth accused of insulting the Prophet, Yahaya Aminu Sharif, would be remanded in custody pending an amendment to his case in an Islamic court.
The judge who heard the case said the absence of a lawyer representing Yahaya violated the rights of those detained for any crime and the court must ensure that he is provided with a lawyer.
However, the judge ordered that a different judge be tried in the case of Yahaya Aminu in the Islamic Court, that is, no one heard the case first.
Yahaya Aminu Sharif’s case will now be heard in the Islamic Court at Hockey Field in Kano State.
Yahaya Aminu Sharif appealed in September 2020 after being sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of Islam for hanging in a song he composed in 2019.
The youth, a 22-year-old native of Kano, has denied allegations that he insulted the Prophet.
However, the court allowed him to appeal.
Even if the court upholds the death sentence, the Kano state governor must sign it before the verdict can be handed down to Aminu Yahaya Sharif.
But Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said he was ready to sign the ruling if it reached him.
The court also overturned the decision of the Islamic High Court, which initially arrested Umar Farouk and sent him to prison for 10 years.
The Court of Appeal said her reason for dismissing the case was when she had committed the offense under the age of 18 and therefore ordered the release of Faruk Umar.
Who is Yahaya Sharif-Aminu?
Yahaya Sharif-Aminu was born in Sharifai, in the family of Mallam Aminu Sha’aibu Sharifai who was a religious scholar and admirer of Prophet Mohammad (SAS).
He started his education at the Goat Primary School in Koki area, then passed the junior secondary school at GATC Gwale from grade 1 to 3.
After graduating from high school, he dropped out of school to pursue a career in footwear.
He also studied Islam in the presence of his father, who claimed in a court appearance that his father was his shaykh.
He said he was a member of the Faira sect in the Tijjaniya sect and offered five daily prayers.
He also set up a WhatsApp platform called Umma Abiha, a platform for lovers of the Holy Prophet (SAS).
On Saturday, February 29, 2020, during a religious discussion on the platform, a man was found criticizing the Tijjaniya sect for allegedly walking in the right direction and tapping his voice note where he was accused of making insulting remarks. to Prophet Mohammad (SAS), who did it because his Tijjanian sect was criticized.
After making his remarks, he sold his mobile phone and paid for a car to Jigawa to speed up his return journey.