Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, the musician that a Shari’a court in Kano sentenced to death for blasphemy, has filed an appeal.
He was sentenced to death by hanging on August 10, after he was found guilty of committing blasphemy in a song against the Prophet Muhammad.
TheCable had reported how the development stirred an outcry among many Nigerians.
Despite public outcry, the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria asked Kano state government to execute the court judgment.
But in a suit filed at the Kano state high court on Thursday, Kola Alanipini, Sharif-Aminu’s counsel, asked the court to set the judgement aside.
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