TikTok celebrity judgments from the Kano court are condemned by Amnesty International
Amnesty International has criticized the court decision regarding two TikTok stars in Kano state.
Two TikTok skits Mubarak Muhammad (Uniquepikin) and Nazifi Muhammad have been arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Initially, the two stars pleaded guilty and asked for justice in court.
Chief Justice Aminu Gambari sentenced them to a fine of 20,000 nairas each and ordered them to clean the court for one month. The director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, said that arresting TikTok stars and taking them back to prison is against the law.
He, therefore, called for their immediate and unconditional release. Ojigho accused the judge of following the law of the state government.
Lawyers for the accused said they accept the court’s decision and will not appeal the case.