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Comedians In Trouble To Be Publicly Flogged For Insulting Ganduje On Tiktok

Two stand up comedians based in Kano state will get corporal punishment for defaming the character of the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

A magistrate court ruled that the defendants, Mubarak Muhammad and Nazifi Bala will be flogged for defaming the Governor on their Tiktok accounts.

The Press Nigeria understands that according to the First Information Report, the duo had on their verified Tiktok account defamed Ganduje.

Consequently, the Prosecutor, Barrister Wada Wada, Principal State Counsel, Kano State Ministry of Justice, applied for a summary trial against the duo and the Magistrate fixed today (Monday) for sentence.

According to Magistrate, Aminu Gabari the accused will be whipped 20 times as punishment for their offense.

In his ruling on Monday, Gabari also ordered the duo to sweep and wash the toilets on the premises of the magistrate’s court located at No-man’s-land area of Kano metropolis for 30 days.

The Magistrate ordered the convicts to pay a fine of N10,000 each for defaming the character of the 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 and ordered the convicts to produce a video on social media to tender an apology to Ganduje.

The convicts had on Friday, November 4, pleaded guilty to the two counts of defamation and inciting public disturbance slammed against them.

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