The Kano State Hisbah Board has docked a Kannywood actress and social media blogger, Sadiya Haruna, for “uploading sexual contents on her social media handles.”
According to Daily Trust, the actress, 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, August 23; 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 by Hisbah, 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 accused person pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of obscenity and indecent act; which contradicts section 355 of Penal Code Law 2000.
The presiding judge, Justice Ali Jibril Danzaki thereafter convicted her; and ordered that 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 would be monitored by the school head teacher and the Hisbah command.
Hisbah has been knocked by Nigerians for operating double standards in the country and particularly in northern Nigeria; sparing the children of the high and mighty and going after commoners in the north.
Meanwhile, the House of Reps Committee on Finance has rejected the N1.33 trillion target revenue by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) for the 2022 fiscal year.
The Reps committee at its 2022 to 2024 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) interactive session with Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) said the amount was low.
Leke Abejide (SDP-Kogi) said that with the recent devaluation of the naira; he expected that the proposal of the NCS should be N2 trillion and above.
He said the exchange rate for 2021 was N381 to a dollar and the targeted revenue generation was N1.6 trillion; adding that the service should factor in the devaluation of the naira and increase their target.
The lawmaker said the service would still surpass an upward review target; adding that the new Finance Act had empowered the service; to generate more revenue from alcoholic beverages and tobacco as against 2021.