An Islamic preacher has been sentenced to death by a Sharia Court for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.
An Islamic cleric based in Kano State, Inyass Abdulaziz Dauda, has been sentenced to death by a Higher Sharia Court sitting in th state for allegedly blaspheming the holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
According to reports, Inyass Dauda who was arrested in Abuja on August 18, 2015, and taken to Kano for the trial, was tried was conducted in camera. He was arraigned on a two-count charge of blasphemy and inciting crisis.
It was gathered that Inyass Dauda, a leader of the Tijjaniyya sect, committed the offences at the Maulud festivity on June 31, 2015.
Counsel to the Kano State government, Lamido Abba Soron Dinki, said five witnesses, including the police, testified before the court.
It was reported that hundreds of Muslim youths had burnt the sharia court located at Rijiyar Lemo area of Kano in protest against the alleged blasphemous comments made by Inyass.