Musician remanded for singing ex-Gov. Kwankwaso’s praises in song

1264, Sadiq Zazzabi

A Kano musician, Sadiq Zazzabi, was on Wednesday detained by a mobile court under the Kano Censorship Board for releasing an uncensored song in which he sang the praises of ex-Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso.

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Recall that Kwankwaso and his successor, the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje are at loggerheads.

Zazzabi, who besides the uncensored song charge pressed against him is also facing indecent dressing charge.

But the singer pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

The Prosecutor, Malam Wada Wada said the first charge of releasing an uncensored song, was an offence punishable under Section 112 of the Censorship Board Law of Kano State, 2002.

Wada explained that the indecent dressing was contained in the video album of the accused’s song. This he said was punishable under Sub-Section 95 of the Censorship Board Law of Kano State, 2002.

Magistrate Ali Gabari ordered the remand of the accused in Kano Prisons and adjourned the case to Friday, March 4.

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