Ace Hausa musician, Naziru Ahmad, has been arrested by the police at his Darmanawa residence in Kano metropolis.
Mr Ahmad joined the league of Kano musicians such as Sunusi Oscar, Sadiq Zazzabi, Mohammed Yusuf AGY who were arrested and sent to prison for allegedly defaming the character of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Sources said the police stormed the residence of the music maestro on Wednesday evening after obtaining a search warrant to find out if he was operating an unlicensed studio at home.
“The state censorship board has been looking for a way to rope Sarkin Waka since he began criticizing Ganduje in the buildup to the governorship election.
“During the search in his residence, no studio was found existing but the security operatives stashed away CDs from the residence,” said a source who preferred anonymity.
Abdullahi Haruna, the spokesman for the police in Kano confirmed the arrest, saying Mr Ahmad was arrested on the orders of the court.
“The court ordered the police to arrest him. We complied with the order and we will hand him over to the court tomorrow (Thursday),” Mr Haruna, a deputy superintendent of police, said.
A statement by Sanusi Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to PDP governorship candidate, said Mr Ahmad was arrested on the orders of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
“Information reaching us has confirmed the unlawful arrest and detention of an ardent supporter of PDP Kwankwasiyya and a popular musician Nazir M. Ahmad, the Sarkin Wakar Sarkin Kano this evening at his Darmanawa residence in Kano.