Kano TikToker, Lawyer Disagree Over Breach Of Bail Condition

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A controversial female TikToker in Kano State, Murja Kunya, has disagreed with her legal team after resuming her social media activities in defiance of a bail condition prohibiting such action.

Kunya’s head of legal team, Barrister A.U. Hajji, has publicly expressed his dismay at his client’s blatant disregard for the court’s order.

The court has explicitly prohibited Murja Kunya from actively posting content on social media platforms until the completion of her trial.

The restriction was a key component of her bail conditions set by Justice Saminu of the Kano State Sharia Court in March 2024.

Despite the pending order, Murja Kunya resumed her social media presence, prompting a public rebuke from her lawyer.

“I am disappointed in her,” Barrister Hajji stated during an interview with a local radio station in Kano. “After all the efforts and rigours of her trial, I didn’t think she would disregard a court order. Once I saw the videos online, I called her bail sureties and asked them to caution her. Defying a court order is unwise. I really didn’t think she would do such a thing.”

But, responding to her lawyer’s concern, Murja Kunya refuted his claims in a separate interview. She asserted that her legal team had assured her that her case had concluded and that she was free to post content online, as the stipulated date of May 16 had passed.

“You can check my timestamps, I didn’t post a single video until May 16th, and it was my lawyers who assured me it was okay to post but to ensure I adhere to certain conditions,” she explained.

“During my trial, I only attended court twice; afterwards, it was my lawyers who attended, so I didn’t doubt them when they said everything was cleared.”

Murja Kunya also revealed that she is currently out of the country, citing ongoing discontent from the people of Kano regarding her social media activities.

“I left as soon as I was released. Since Kano people don’t like what I do, I thought it wiser to move away, so I left the country completely. But I will keep posting content from wherever I am,” she said, without disclosing her current location or whether the move was permanent.

The court, while granting the bail, imposed a restriction on her social media activities until the conclusion of the case, warning that any violation could lead to her re-arrest and subsequent appearance in court. The proceedings were adjourned to May 16, 2024, for further legal deliberations and evidence gathering.