Update: Kano Police confirm arrest of TikTok skit maker, Murja Kunya, for “using vulgar language and corrupting the morals of the society in her videos”
The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a popular Kano TikTok skit maker, Murja Ibrahim Kunya.
Murja was arrested at the Tahir Hotel in Kano while trying to book rooms for her guests who came from different places to attend her much-publicised birthday party.
The spokesperson of the command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, in a statement on Sunday night, January 29, 2023, Murja was arrested following complaints from clerics that she uses vulgar language and corrupts the morals of the society in her videos.
Her arrest followed a request from a Shari’ah Court in Bichi to the state’s commissioner of police to arrest and investigate her alongside other TikTok users.
The other TikTok users included in the request letter were Mr 442, Safara’u, Dan Maraya, Amude Booth, Kawu Dan Sarki, Ado Gwanja, Ummi Shakira, Samha Inuwa and Babiana.
The letter reads partly: “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.”
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Mamman Dauda has ordered that the suspect undergo psychiatric evaluation.