By Ismail Auwal
Naziru Ahmad, a musician popularly known for praise-singing the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is now standing trial for allegedly releasing songs without approval of Kano State Censorship Board.
The popular musician who was accused of releasing two uncensored musical songs titled “Gidan Sarauta” and “Sai Hakuri” by the board has been remanded at a correctional facility, following his inability to meet the bail conditions granted to him by a Magistrate Court sitting in the state.
Counsel to the musician, Tajudeen Abdullahi, who confirmed the story on Thursday in Kano, said efforts were being made they to meet the bail conditions.
“We are trying to persuade the judge to review the bails conditions in order to secure our client’s release from detention. We tried even with the present but we realised some government agents are blocking it, we are trying to see how we can sort it out now,” the counsel said.
The bail conditions are two sureties that must be his biological father or relations and secondly, Wakilin Gabas, Arewa or Kudu of Kano or in the alternative a Hisbah Commander in any of the 44 Local government areas of the state while the sureties must also deposit their international passports.