Reports state that Yusuf released an anti-Ganduje song which went viral
– The hit song which dwells on the governor’s alleged avarice, creation of new emirates in the state and election rigging bagged the singer a jail term
Reports claim that a magistrate court in Kano has sentenced a singer, Mohammed Yusuf, to two years imprisonment for defaming the character of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje in his hit song.
According to reports, Yusuf’s song which was intended to praise Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II contained some stanzas in which he out-rightly defamed Governor Ganduje.
Daily Nigerian reports that the singer, Mohammed was arrested by the police on Monday, June 17 and arraigned before Magistrate Court at 72, Noman’s Land, in Kano presided by Aminu Gabari.
It was gathered that the court found Mr Yusuf guilty of three-count charges; of releasing a song without the approval of the Kano State Censorship Board, releasing a video without obtaining approval and defamation of the character of Governor Ganduje.
In the said hit song, the singer had stated that the governor can sell his wife, Goggo because of money. Some lines in the song read: “Kano governor has already turned blind, I swear what you did is hurting us, for lucre, governor is more than a thief, for lucre, governor can sell out Goggo.”