- A popular Nigerian pastor, Apostle Johnson Suleman has reacted to the death sentence handed to a musician for blasphemy
- Suleman faulted the Kano Upper Shari’a Court for sentencing 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif to death by hanging
- The televangelist and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International likened the verdict to self-deceit
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A popular Nigerian pastor, Apostle Johnson Suleman has reacted to the death sentence handed to a musician by a Kano Sharia court for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
The televangelist and the senior pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International faulted the Kano Upper Shari court for sentencing 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif to death by hanging.
Apostle Suleman has questioned why a singer will be sentenced to death when terrorists are pardoned in Nigeria. Photo credits: Thewillnigeria.com
The clergyman said the country that pardons terrorists want to kill a man for blasphemy.
Suleman likened the verdict to self-deceit.
"A country that pardons terrorists wants to kill a man for blasphemy..I am sure even Saudi Arabia is shocked..the worst form of deception is self deceit," he tweeted.
Legit.ng recalls that an Upper Shari’a Court in Kano on Monday, August 10, presided by Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani found the 22-year old guilty of blasphemy after he composed a song in which verses were allegedly said to have been attributed to the prophet.
Back in March, the Islamic singer composed a song that was shared on social media. The song went viral and caused an uproar which resulted in the invasion of Shariff's house by the youths who wanted to set it on fire.
It was reported that the Kano-based singer is a member of Faidha group who “are known for their preference of Shaikh Ibrahim Nyass over Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and belongs to the Tijjaniya sect.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's social media space is currently filled with outrage over the death sentence handed out to a singer over for blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
Social media opinions on the issue are heated and diverse, emotions are running high; many want the Nigerian government to intervene.
But there are still some missing links regarding the burning issue as only a few journalists were reportedly allowed entry into the court.
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