Kano comedians get 40 cane lashes for defaming Ganduje
Written by Joseph Emeribe on November 8, 2022
Two standup comedians in Kano State, Mubarak Isa Muhammad and Nazifi Muhammad Bala yesterday got unusual punishments for defaming Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on their Tiktok accounts.
A Magistrate Court presided over by Aminu Muhammad Gabari yesterday ordered that they be thrashed 20 lashes of the cane.
Gabari also ruled that the two comedians sweep and wash the toilets on the premises of the Magistrate Court located at Noman’s Land area of Kano metropolis for 30 days.First Information Report had accused the entertainment duo of defaming Ganduje on their verified Tiktok account.
The Nation reports that the court also ordered the two accused to pay a fine of N10,000 each for defaming the character of the Kano State governor.
They will also pay another fine of N10,000 each for “inciting public disturbance.”
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