A magistrate’s court in northern Nigeria’s Kano State has dismissed the case of Naziru M. Ahmed, popularly known as the Emir of Music, after he apologized to the government of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The court, presided over by Justice Aminu Gabari, dismissed the case against the singer for publishing a song before it was assessed by the Kano Film Board.
That is why in September 2019 Naziru Sarkin Waqa was arrested but was later released by the magistrate’s court after fulfilling the bail conditions set by the court.
Earlier this month, the court revoked Naziru Ahmed’s bail and set new conditions for his bail.
It was then that she sent him to jail for failing to meet the conditions on time, even though the conditions were set for a limited time, according to him.
What happened in court?
At Tuesday’s court hearing, Kano State Attorney-General Barrister Wada Ahmad Wada presented a letter of apology to the Kano State Government which he said came from Naziru M. Ahmed.
In a letter, written by Sarkin Waqa to the state Information Commissioner, he said, “I, Naziru M. Ahmed, am very sorry for the allegations made against me and I am well aware of the consequences. “
The singer added that he offered the patience after stakeholders intervened in the matter.
Naziru M. Ahmed’s lawyer, Barrister Sadik Sabo Kurawa, said they reached this decision as a result of mutual understanding from both parties.
“What happened today is that there was a compromise between the government and the defendant, that’s why they came today and put an end to the allegations against him and cleared him of it,” he said. Justice Aminu Gabari then dismissed Naziru M. Ahmed and the case was adjourned.
Naziru M. Ahmed is the songwriter of the former Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II who had a long day with Governor Ganduje until he was ousted last March.
The Kano state government has been accused of using the state censorship board to harass filmmakers and Kannywood musicians who support its opponents.
In the past, the commission, led by Isma’ila Na’abba Afakallah, has been accused of colluding with actors such as Sani Danja, Sanusi Oscar and others who are members of the PDP. former Kano governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a man strongly opposed by the Kano governor.