Kano Films Board Arrests Popular singer For ‘Abusing’ Islamic 

The Kano State Films and Videos Censorship Board has arrested a popular singer in the state, Bashir Dandago for allegedly including inciting statements against some Islamic scholars in the state.

Dandago who was arrested on Monday was also accused of failing to get approval from the board before releasing the song.

Kano Films Board Arrests Man For ‘Abusing’ Islamic Scholars In His Song


According to the chairman of the board, Isma’il Na’abba Afakallah who confirmed the arrest to Daily Trust, the singer used words capable of inciting the people against some Islamic scholars over their stand on the controversy involving Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara controversy.

In his words, “He released a song in which he was directly insulting people, which is capable of inciting the public.

“His offence as far as censorship board is concerned, is that of releasing the song without our permission. We can’t allow people live without order.

“We are taking him to court for prosecution, and, it is the court that will determine the appropriate punishment for him.”

Dandago will be arraigned before a magistrate’s court in Nomansland, Kano on Wednesday, Naija News understands.


By Olalekan Awodehinde

Olalekan Awodehinde is a seasoned investigative reporter.

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