Kano TikToker, Murja Kunya, Remanded In Prison Custody
Murja Kunya, a well-known creator of TikTok skits, has been ordered back into prison custody by a Shariah Court in Kano’s Filin Hockey.
On Saturday, the Kano State Police Command made an arrest on Kunya while she was attempting to book rooms for her guests, who had traveled far and wide to attend her much-publicized birthday party.
A Sharia court in Bichi wrote to the Kano State Commissioner of Police in September 2022 to have Miss Kunya and other TikTokers arrested and investigated for tampering with society’s morals.
She was reportedly arraigned on Thursday on allegations of vulgarity, public nuisance, defamation of character, and breach of public peace.
After two other TikTokers, Aisha Najamu and Idris Maiwushirya, complained that Miss Kunya defamed their characters by blaming them for her ordeal, the defamation charge was added to the count.
Miss Kunya pleaded not guilty when the prosecution counsel, Lamido Sorondinki, read the charges to her. Following her not-guilty plea, her attorney Yasir Musa moved for her bail, but the prosecution counsel opposed it.
As a result, Abdullahi Halliru, the judge in charge, issued an order placing Kunya back in prison custody and postponed the case until February 16 so that he could rule on the bail application.