Nazir Ahmad

A popular singer in Kano State, Nazir Ahmad popularly known as “Sarkin Wakan Kano” has been arrested for allegedly releasing two uncensored musical albums and operating an illegal studio.

The albums, which were released about three years ago were said to have violated some provisions of the state censorship board laws.

In the said albums titled Gidan Sarauta and Sai Hakuri, the singer was reported to have brazenly criticized the policies and performance of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. 

Confirming the arrest, the spokesman for the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna said Sarkin Wakan was arrested on Wednesday on the orders of the court.

“The court ordered his arrest and we complied with the order and we have already handed him over to the court,” Haruna said. 

Meanwhile, a magistrate court sitting at Rijiyar-Zaki area of Kano  on Thursday granted the musician bail in the sum of N500,000.