An actress and social media influencer, Sadiya Haruna has been jailed for six months for obscene dancing and indecent acts following her arraignment before an Islamic court by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Sadiya Haruna was specifically accused of “uploading sexual contents on her social media handles”.

The accused person, Sadiya Haruna, a resident of Kabuga Quarters was initially arrested on Friday by the Head of Surveillance Department of Kano State Hisbah Board, Malam Aliyu Usman.

She was then detained in the custody of the Islamic police until early Monday when she was brought before the Sharia court sitting in Sharada area of the state.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) filed against her, she was alleged to have consistently posted indecent videos in which she was dancing seductively and making sexual comments on her social media handles and YouTube channel.

The actress pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of obscenity and indecent act, which contradicts section 355 of Penal Code Law 2000 in respect of the alleged obscene dancing.

The presiding judge, Justice Ali Jibril Danzaki thereafter convicted her and ordered her to be attending a Darul Hadith Islamiyya session at Tudun Yola Quarters for a period of six months as the sentencing for her offence.

He also said that her Islamiyya attendance will be monitored by the school head teacher and the Hisbah command.

The sentence is coming against claims in some quarters following the high class wedding of President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf to the Zarah, daughter of the Emir of Bichi that the Hisbah directs its arsenal only against the lower class in the society.

Source: Daily Trust

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