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Kano Correctional Centre explains disappearance of Tiktoker Murja from prison

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The Kano State Prison Command has dismissed reports that a renowned Tiktoker Murja Ibrahim Kunya escaped from one of their facilities.

The authority were quick to explain that Murja Ibrahim Kunya was released on the orders of a State High Court.

Kunya was declared wanted alongside five others by the Kano State Hisbah Board, the State Shari’a Police, and arrested at Hotoro Tinshama area of the city late last week.

She was arrested on complaints of her neighbours over her alleged immoral behaviour which included public nuisances, attempt to corrupt and recruit young girls into prostitution and sharing explicit material and vulgar language on social media.

After her arrest, she was arraigned at a Sharia Court in the Gama ward of the city, where the judge, Malam Nura Yusuf Ahmed, remanded her in prison until Tuesday, 20 February, 2024 for hearing on her bail application.

Kunya was remanded after she denied the charges read to her by the prosecutor of the case, Aliyu Abideen.

But on Sunday, two days before the adjourned date, reports emerged that she had disappeared from prison custody, prompting speculations on whether she had escaped.

However, a spokesman for the Kano Correctional Centre, Musbahu Kofar Nasarawa, said Murja Kunya did not escape custody, but was instead released by the court, which remanded her.

Musbahu said the Tiktoker was released since Thursday, meaning she spent only two days in custody instead of seven.

“It was a court that brought her to us for remand, and it was the same court that ordered us to release her,” he said.

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