The social media was in a frenzy mode on Monday over the arrest of a popular TikToker in Kano State, Murja Ibrahim Kunya.
Murja was arrested by the police at Tahir Guests Palace Hotel while preparing to celebrate her birthday.
The police said Murja was arrested following a series of complaints against her attitude on TikTok which went contrary to the teachings of Islam.
Recall that Murja has been on the watch list in the state since September, 2022, after a Shariah court wrote a letter to the police commissioner to arrest her for allegedly impacting negatively on the morals of youths.
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She was also invited by the Hisbah command in the state but she refused to honour the invitation.
However, confirming her arrest, the police spokesman in the state, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said she was arrested following a complaint filed by the Kano State Council of Ulama over her videos that went contrary to the teachings of Islam which misled others.
Reacting to questions by the police, Murja said she regretted her actions following the death of a popular TikToker some weeks ago.
She said, “Since after the death of our friend, Kamalu Aboki, I started thinking on how to stop all these. The first thing is, I no longer abuse anybody now.
“I know it is about my videos that contain dances and others that contain some abuses. For abusing people, I have stopped, God willing. For the videos, I am just dancing and I didn’t ask anybody to copy me, but I am always praying to stop these all. I regret my actions.”
Meanwhile, Kiyawa said the Commissioner of Police, Mamman Dauda, had directed that she be taken to a psychiatric hospital to check her mental health after which investigation would continue.
City & Crime gathered that shortly after her arrest, there were controversies on TikTok, with many people calling for her immediate release.
On the other hand, some people demanded that she should be punished and released so that she would not repeat it.