A MAGISTRATE court in Kano, has ordered that Uniquepikin and Nazifi Muhammed, two skit makers, be given 20 strokes of the cane for defaming Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor.
The skit makers were recently arrested and taken to court after they were captured in a viral TikTok video calling out Ganduje.
They were charged to court on two-count charges of defamation and sedition.
At the hearing, Aminu Gabari, the magistrate, ordered that the pair be given 20 strokes of the cane each and also be made to sweep the court premises for 30 days.
The court also ordered the skirt makers to pay a fine of N10,000 each.
In the video, the skit makers 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.”