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TikToker Murja Kunya: We will not interfere in the legal proceedings – Kano Govt

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TikToker Murja Kunya: We will not interfere in the legal proceedings – Kano Govt

Story from Ibraheem EL-TAFSEER

The Kano State Government has cleared the air on the purported release of a TikToker, Murja Kunya, who is standing trial on some accusations, insisting that, she was taken away by security agents for fresh interrogation.

The government assured its residents that it will continue to respect and uphold the sanctity of the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and never interfere in any way to influence the fair and just outcome of the legal proceedings.

Baba Halilu Dantiye, Kano State Commissioner for Information, said in a statement, “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.

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“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,” he said.

Dantiye noted that their attention was drawn to rumours of her alleged release from a correctional facility.

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.

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