A popular comedy skit maker, Murja Kunya, has been arrested by the police at Tahir Hotel in Kano.
The police arrested her while trying to book rooms for her guests who came from far and near for her much-publicised birthday bash.
In September last year, a Sharia court had written to the Kano State Commissioner of Police to arrest and investigate Miss Kunya alongside other TikTokers for corrupting the morals of the society.
Other TikTokers included in the letter are Mr 442, Safara’u, Dan Maraya, Amude Booth, Kawu Dan Sarki, Ado Gwanja, Ummi Shakira, Samha Inuwa and Babiana.
“Sequel to the complaint lodged by Muhd Ali Hamza Esq, Abba Mahmud, Esq, Sunusi I. Umar Esq, Abba, A.T Bebeji Esq, B.I Usman Esq, Muhd Nasir Esq, L.T Dayi Esq, G.A Badawi & Badamasi Suleiman Gandu Esq, I am directed by the presiding Upper Sharia Court Judge, Bichi Division Kano to write and kindly request you to conduct investigation against the above mentioned suspects for proper action,” the letter read in part.
In November last year, a Kano senior magistrate’s court sentenced two young men, Mubarak Isa and Nazifi Bala, to 20 strokes of cane and 30 days community service for making a TikTok comedy skit on the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.
The defendants were convicted on two-count charge bordering on defamation of character and inciting public disturbance.
Senior Magistrate Aminu Gabari sentenced the duo to 20 strokes of cane and 30 days community service, including sweeping and washing toilets of the court complex at Noman’s Land.
Mr Gabari also ordered the convicts to pay additional N20,000 fine each, make a video on social media and tender apology to Mr Ganduje.