On Monday, Sharif- Aminu, 22 was sentenced to death by the Upper Sharia Court for committing blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam in a song he circulated via WhatsApp.
The Singer was said to have allegedly committed the crime in March 2020, has allegedly been kept in chains in an Underground prison in Kano.
According to a Prison Official:
“They are keeping him in the worst possible condition. They have denied him visitors including his immediate family. He has been kept in a solitary confinement cell known as Back Cell at the Kano Central Prison. The cells are dark and underground.
“They boy may get infected where they are keeping him or exposed to cold. They have put a leg chain on him since he got in and he sleeps with the leg chain,”
However , Some Nigerians have disagreed with the judgement especially the Socio- Economic Rights and Accountability Projects who have urged the Nigerian Government to immediately rule out the death sentence, saying it “amounts to violation of the right to freedom of expression”