The leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned that a Kano-based musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, should not be killed for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad, saying that killing him will amount to spilling blood of the innocent.
In a statement today, August 14, Primate Ayodele lectured the judge of the Upper Sharia Court, who sentenced the 22-year-old singer to death that religion preaches love and tolerance, and that killing Yahaya Shariff does not follow what religion preaches.
“If they should kill that young boy, they would be spilling an innocent blood.
“Insurgency is one of the problems in the North. Boko Haram has been killing lots of them yet when Boko Haram members were captured, they were granted amnesty.
“That boy has done nothing that warrants him being condemned to death.”
Yahaya Sharif-Aminu was given an option to appeal the ruling or he will die by hanging.