A magistrate court sitting in Kano has remanded Uniquepikin and Nazifi Muhammed, the skit makers, in prison for allegedly defaming Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor.
The skit makers were taken to court after they were captured in a viral TikTok video calling out Ganduje.
In the video, they referred to Ganduje as a “corrupt politician” who sold every available plot of land in the state.
“This is a chapter that is talking about Ganduje. And who is this Ganduje? He is a husband to an influential woman and a father to an Arabian. And he is also from Kano state. The qualities of this Ganduje are as follows: He is a governor that loves to sleep,” they said.
“But he has become a suspect in the eyes of the people of Kano. To say a few of his qualities and talents, whenever he sees a piece of land in Kano he is definitely going to take his share. To explain this further, it is either he makes it available for sale or sells it off completely, but in the end, something questionable must occur.”
According to BBC Hausa, the entertainers were arraigned before the court by the Kano state film censorship board.
Wada Ahmed Wada, the prosecuting lawyer, said they were charged to court on two-count charges of defamation and sedition.
When the charges were read to them in the court, the skit makers pleaded guilty.
The judge thereafter ordered that they should be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till November 7 for sentencing.
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