Court sends controversial Kano Tiktoker, Murja Kunya, to prison


Court sends controversial Kano Tiktoker, Murja Kunya, to prison

A popular Tiktoker, Murja Ibrahim Kunya, has been remanded at a correctional facility for allegedly committing offenses that violate Islamic teachings and threatening people on Tiktok.

A Kano State Sharia court sitting in Filin Hoki, Kano, ordered her detention on Thursday.

Murja was arraigned before the court presided over by Abdullahi Halliru over two count charges bordering on threatening to attack some people and releasing inciting videos that goes contrary to the norms and teachings of Islam, and may lead others wrong.

The Tiktoker was arrested by the police for ‘corrupting society’ after complaints filed by the Council of Ulama.

According to Daily Nigerian, the police arrested Miss Murja while trying to book hotel rooms for her guests who came from far and near for her much-publicized birthday jamboree.

However, when she appeared before the court on Thursday, she pleaded not guilty to the charges that were against her.

The judge adjourned the case to February 16th, 2023, for continuation of hearing, and ordered the remand of the convict in a correctional facility.

Meanwhile, consel to Kunya, Barrister Yasir Musa, prayed the court to send her to Hisbah custody or the police instead of correctional centre, which was rejected by the council to the defendants, Barrister Lamido ABBA Soron Dinki.

Recall that two young men: Mubarak Isa and Nazifi Bala were last year sentenced by a senior magistrate court to 20 strokes of cane, as well as 30 days community service after finding them guilty of defaming the character of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and fanning the embers of discord in the society via Tik Tok.


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