The Founder of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has further spoken about the death sentence given to Kano singer, Yahaya Sharif, after he warned against killing him few days ago.
Ayodele had earlier called for the revocation of the death sentence.
In the latest message, he called on the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, to intervene in the matter and ensure the young Nigerian isn’t killed.
He explained that he isn’t disputing the fact that he is at fault for blasphemy, but death should not be the only punishment.
He made it known that the Sultan of Sokoto, who is also the President of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, is a man of love and that he should use his powerful office to ensure that Sharif isn’t killed.
Also, he warned that killing him will be tantamount to incurring the wrath of God, hence justice should be tempered with mercy.
He further noted that if death punishment is being levied on such offence, then any Boko Haram member caught should be immediately killed too
Similarly, Primate Ayodele urged President Muhammadu Buhari to speak up and make amends on the sharia laws, especially the ones that have to do with execution.
He said: “God isn’t happy about killing Sheriff.
“I’m not a Muslim, but I appeal to Sultan who preaches love, and Islamic council to use their good offices to address the issue of Yahaya Sharif.
“I know they have been killing several people, but Yahaya Sheriff’s case is different.
“His death will incur God’s wrath, which won’t be good.
“President Buhari should do something about Sharia Laws, especially the ones that deal with execution.
“If execution is the punishment for an offence like this, then execution should also be the punishment for Boko Haram members.
“I am not disputing the fact that he committed an offence, but justice should be tempered with mercy.”