Sharia Court sentences actress for uploading sexual content on social media

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Sadiya Haruna

Sharia Court sentences actress for uploading sexual content on social media

A Sharia Court in Kano has sentenced a Kannywood actress Sadiya Haruna to six months of Quranic lessons  for “uploading sexual contents on her social media handles”.

The presiding judge, Justice Ali Jibril Danzaki 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 offense.

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The Judge also ordered that her Islamiyya attendance will be monitored by the school head teacher and the Hisbah command.

Sadiya, 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.

She had  pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of obscenity and indecent act, which contradicts Section 355 of Penal Code Law 2000.

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