Two Ticktokers to receive 20 lashes, sweep court premises for defaming Ganduje


Kano State Magistrate Court presided over by Aminu Muhammad Gabari, has ordered 20 lashes be administered, including sweeping and washing toilets for 30 days of No-man’s-land Magistrates Court premises, against Mubarak Isa Muhammad and Nazifi Muhammad Bala for defaming the character of Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on their Tiktok social media accounts.

The convicts had earlier pleaded guilty on two count charge of defamation and inciting public disturbance slammed against them.

Acccording to the First Information Report, the duo posted on their Tiktok account known as Unique Pickin, that Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje does not see a land without selling it and he sleep a lot.

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Consquently, the Prosecutor Barrister Wada Ahmad Wada Principal State Counsel, Kano State Ministry of Justice applied for summary trial against the duo.

When the case resumed on Monday for judgement the trial Magistrate Gabari, ordered the convicts to pay a fine of N10,000 each for defaming the character of Kano State Governor.

He also ordered them to pay another fine of N10,000 each for inciting public disturbance.

Senior Magistrate Gabari similarly administered non-custodial terms against the convicts.

He ordered 20 lashes to be administered on public against the convicts and that including sweeping and washing toilets of Justice Aloma Mukthar Court Complex ( No-man’s-land).

He also ordered the convicts to make a vedio on social media and tender apology to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.


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