Primate Elijah Ayodele, leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church has warned that the killing of Kano-based musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu will be an injustice.
The clergy added that should the singer, who was accused of blasphemy be killed, it will translate to the spilling of innocent blood.
Naija News recalls the 22-year-old singer was sentenced to death by a Shari’a High Court in Hausawa Filin Hockey, Kano, for releasing a song insulting the Prophet Mohammed.
He was, however, given an option to appeal the ruling or he will die by hanging with the court ruling sparking various reactions from Nigerians.
In his reaction to the development, Primate Ayodele, in a statement on Friday, noted that if repentant Boko Haram terrorists who deserved death for their wrongdoings were pardoned, the young singer should not be killed as he has done nothing to warrant death.
He added that while he is not trying to poke nose in the Islamic religion, he believes the religion preaches love, tolerance, and forgiveness and would, therefore, be going against what it stands for if the young musician is killed.
He said: ‘‘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.
“I’m not poke-nosing into their religion but I believe every religion preaches love and tolerance, if Yahaya Shariff is killed because of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed, where is the place of religion that preaches love and tolerance?
“The same tolerance employed in the case of Boko Haram insurgence should also be employed here.”
Source: Naija News