Kano Hisbah commander resigns amid row with TikToker Murja Ibrahim Kunya

Murja Ibrahim Kunya
Murja Ibrahim Kunya

Commander-General of Kano’s Hisbah Board Sheikh Aminu Daurawa has announced his resignation.

Daurawa said in a video shared on his social media handle that he was quitting his position because he was not getting support from Governor Abba Yusuf.

“Currently, I’m in Kaduna State, meeting with lawmakers led by the Speaker to discuss implementing a mandatory pre-marital health check in Kano, similar to other Nigerian states,” he said.

“However, I’ve encountered discouraging comments from Kano, despite my efforts at Hisbah to promote societal morality.

“I’ve actively engaged with Kannywood and TikTok celebrities, offering guidance and even providing financial assistance to some TikTokers. I even extended advice to Murja too.

“Unfortunately, those who disregarded our guidance faced consequences.

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“But I am saying sorry to the Excellency Governor for being angry, I am sorry to say I have resigned from the position he gave me in Hisbah, I wish him best in his leadership.”

The resignation comes amid the controversy that the arrest of popular TikToker in Kano, Murja Ibrahim Kunya, has generated.

Hisbah operatives arrested and charged Kunya over her activities which they claimed are against Sharia laws.

On Thursday, Yusuf raised concern over how Hisbah was operating across the state.

The governor, while at a meeting with imams at Kano Government House, said the modus operandi of the board needs to be looked into.

He said, “I saw a video that disrupted my peace. You parked cars and went to where males and females were doing unholy things. They were picked up and beaten with bamboo sticks while they took to their heels. They were being packed up inside the vehicle like animals. This, I think is a big mistake for you to hold an adult and throw him like a goat into a Hilux.”