An Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Filin Hockey in Kano has remanded a famous TikTok skit maker, Murja Kunya, and three others in prison custody on Thursday.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Ms Kunya had been in prison custody for two weeks on charges that border on defamation of character, vulgarity, public nuisance and breach of public peace.
When the case was called upon again on Thursday, three other TikTok stars Aminu Ibrahim, aka BBC; Ashiru Idris, aka Maiwushirya; Sadiq Sharif, as well as Ms Kunya were arraigned as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants respectively.
Reading the charges against the 1st defendant, the prosecution counsel, Lamido Sorondinki, said Mr Ibrahim was charged with obscene and indecent act on TikTok, contrary to section 365 of Kano State Shari’a Penal Code.
He said the 3rd defendant is facing charges for composing obscene lyrics, which propagate fornication, contrary to Section 358 of Kano State Shari’a Penal Code
The lawyer then turned to Mr Idris, who was charged with continuous nuisance by criminally conspiring with the 4th defendant to record obscene conversation and share it on TikTok, contrary to 358 of Kano State Shari’a Penal Code.
Mr Sorondinki told the court the actions of the defendants were capable of polluting the morale of the younger generation of Kano State.
When the charges were read against them, 1st and 2nd defendants pleaded guilty to the charges, while the 3rd and 4th accused pleaded not guilty.
Mr Sorondinki then prayed the court to adjourn he matter till March 15 to allow him tender exhibits against 3rd and 4th defendants.
However, lawyers of 3rd and 4th defendants objected to the application.
The judge, Abdullahi Halliru, then adjourned the matter till February 23 for hearing of bail application and tendering of exhibits.
He therefore ordered the remand of all the accused persons in correctional centre.