Murja Kunya not released from prison – Kano Government

The Kano State Government has debunked the purported release of famous TikToker, Murja Kunya, who is standing trial before a Shari’a court on allegations of ‘immorality’.

It was reported earlier that the Kano Correctional Centre, Musbahu Kofar Nasarawa, said Murja Kunya did not escape custody, but was instead released by the court, which remanded her. He said the TikTok star was released since Thursday, last week.

“It was a court that brought her to us for remand, and it was the same court that ordered us to release her,” Musbahu explained.

Murja Kunya not freed from prison - Kano Government

But Kano State Commissioner for Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye insisted that she was taken away by security agents for fresh interrogation.

He said; “Let it be on record that, to the knowledge of the government, the said Murja Kunya was arraigned before an Upper Shari’ah Court at Kwanar Hudu in Nasarawa Local Government area on the allegation of sharing vulgar video content on social media platforms, following which the court ordered her remand in a correctional centre and adjourned to Tuesday, 20th February 2024, after hearing an application for her bail.

“It, however, came to the attention of the government that there was a fresh allegation against her, which necessitated her being taken out for investigation by security agencies. Her case is still subsisting and will continue up to its final determination by the court.”

The commissioner insisted that the state government is quite aware of the constitutional provisions for separation of powers and demarcation of responsibilities between the judiciary, legislature, and executive as the three arms of government and will never undermine this noble provision.

“The government is quite aware that the issue is purely legal and within the purview of the judiciary and will never interfere in any way to influence its fair and just outcome.

“The general public is hereby urged to disregard the mischievous allegation against the state government as nothing but a misguided attempt to tarnish its good image and reputation while assuring the good people of the state that it will continue to respect and uphold the sanctity of the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he added.