Sharia court orders mental evaluation of Kano Tiktoker

A Kano State Sharia Court presided over by Khadi Yusuf-Ahmed has ordered Tiktoker, Murja Kunya, to be taken to a government hospital for a mental evaluation.

Recall that the defendant is standing trial on a three-count charge of inciting public disturbance, belonging to a criminal gang, and criminal intimidation.

The defendant in one of her videos on TikTok which went viral said she is the “leader of all prostitutes in the city.”

While delivering the ruling, Justice Yusuf-Ahmad, ordered that the defendant be taken to a public hospital to ascertain her mental health due to suspected drug influence.

According to the Judge, “The defendant’s previous appearance shows she is not in a sound state of mind due to suspected drug influence.”

Yusuf-Ahmad further added that “The Hisbah Board should be updating the court from time to time on her well-being for three months”

He adjourned the matter until May 20th for a hearing.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Barrister Aliyu Abideen, said the Kano State Hisbah Board arrested the defendant after receiving several complaints from members of the public.

The prosecutor further stated that the defendant usually terrorises Tishama Hotoro Quarters Kano by bringing bad boys at midnight and also disturbs the area by inciting disturbance and using social media to disturb members of the public.

She, however, denied committing the offence.

The prosecutor, therefore, disclosed that the offence contravened sections 341, 275, and 227 of the Kano State Shari’a Law.

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