Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said he is ready to sign the death sentence handed down to Yahaya Shariff Aminu by the Islamic High Court, after he was found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammad (SAS), if he does not appeal, oyogist.com reports.
Ganduje made the announcement during a meeting with teachers, the Kano Bar Association, the Muslim Bar Association and heads of security agencies in the state on Thursday evening at Africa House, Kano State Government House.
Since March 2020, Aminu Sharif, a resident of Sharifai area in the heart of Kano city, has been performing a song, in which he has made a name for himself.
Ganduje said following pressure from the people of the state and the clergy to sign the decree, he made his position clear, but said since the court had given Yahya Shariff 30 days, he would have to wait until then the promise is fulfilled.
Ganduje also said there was a need for educators to continue educating the public to avoid clashes between religious groups in the state.
The Bar Association also welcomed the move by the Kano governor, saying the public should understand what the law says before making a decision.
Yahaya Shariff was sentenced to death by a Shackey Court on Zoo Street on August 10 after pleading guilty.