Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has condemned the proposed flogging of Tiktokers who allegedly defamed Kano State Governor Adullahi Umar Ganduje.
“Twenty lashes for Tiktokers who mocked a State Governor for sleeping in Nigeria is a precedent in unconscionable censorship.”
On Tuesday, the No Man’s Land Magistrate Court in Kano State ordered that two tiktokers, Mubarak Isa Muhammad and Nazifi Muhammad Bala be flogged for defaming Governor Ganduje.
The two men who posted on their Tiktok account known as Unique Pickin, that Governor Ganduje does not see a land without selling it and that he sleeps a lot were also ordered to sweep and wash the toilets for 30 days.
The two tiktokers were also asked to pay a fine of N10,000 by the Magistrate Aminu Muhammad Gabari.