Kano police have detained popular TikToker, Murja Kunya at the Tahir Hotel.
While attempting to reserve lodgings for her guests who traveled from near and far for her widely publicized birthday party, the officers arrested the Kano-based TikToker.
An order from a Sharia court to arrest and probe Miss Kunya and other TikTokers for “corrupting the morals of the society” was sent to the Kano State Commissioner of Police in September 2022.
The letter also mentioned Mr. 442, Safara’u, Dan Maraya, Amude Booth, Kawu Dan Sarki, Ado Gwanja, Ummi Shakira, Samha Inuwa, and Babiana among other TikTokers.
The letter read in part;
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.
A Kano senior magistrate’s court sentenced Mubarak Isa and Nazifi Bala to 20 canings and 30 days of community service in November 2022 for making a TikTok comedy skit about Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.