Kano State Magistrate Court has ordered the flogging of two TikTok skit makers, Mubarak Muhammad (Uniquepikin) and Nazifi Muhammad for allegedly defaming the character of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Court Orders Flogging Of Kano TikTok Skit Makers
A video that landed the comedians in trouble was a skit which saw them mimicking and depicting Ganduje as a corrupt politician who sold every available public plot of land in the state.
The comedians were first arraigned by the police before Magistrate Court 58, Nomansland, Kano, on the 3rd of November.
When the charges were read to them, the two TikTokers pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and defamation of character of the governor.
The magistrate, therefore,re-ordered that they be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till 7 November.
In his Judgement on Monday, November 7, the magistrate, Aminu Gambari ordered that the two boys be flogged with 20 lashes of the cane each, among other conditions.
The judge also ordered the duo to sweep and wash the toilets on the premises of the Magistrates Court located at No-Man’s-Land area of Kano for 30 days.
Gabari consequently ordered the convicts to pay a fine of N10,000 each for defaming the character of the governor. He also ordered them to pay another fine of N10,000 each for “public disturbance.”
The court also ordered them to return to their Tik Tok handles and other social media platforms and make another video apologizing to Governor Ganduje in the same manner as the video they earlier published.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had been struggling to untangle himself from the public perception that he was a corrupt public servant since 2018 when Daily Nigerian published a video showing the governor collecting money from a government contractor.