Sokoto Sharia police seize musical instruments used for Tambuwal daughter’s wedding

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Islamic police stormed the wedding of Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s daughter in Sokoto last week, and seized musical instruments used for the event, for allegedly violating the Sharia law, witnesses say.

Witnesses at the high-octane wedding, which held on New Year eve, have been sharing unreported details from the classy shindig.

The religious police unit, known as the Hisbah, responsible for enforcing Sharia practiced in parts of northern Nigeria, stormed the pre-wedding dinner but could not arrest the DJ.

The move was because the music played at the event allegedly violated the Islamic law.

Daily Trust reports that the commandant of the Commission, Adamu Kasarawa, confirmed the development, and said the commission had wanted to arrest the DJ that performed at the dinner but that he escaped.

Mr. Kasarawa was quoted as explaining that it was the commission’s responsibility to correct anything that works against Sharia law.

He also added that the musical instruments alongside other devices seized across the state would be destroyed.

Aisha Tambuwal got married to her beau, Muhammad Mangal, on December 31, at a well-attended wedding ceremony in Sokoto that had many political bigwigs in attendance.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, as well as the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, were some of the dignitaries present at the wedding.

The marriage was solemnised after the payment of N100, 000 bride price, which was presided over by the Sarkin-Malaman Sokoto, Buhari Sirriddawa.


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  • Abdullah Musa

    Selective justice?
    Is it the DJ (an employee) who should be arrested or those who invited him, Governor and his family?

    • Ade

      Good and objective thinking!

      • Abdullah Musa

        I am sure you will find it laughable Ade that music will not be played in Yoruba land!

  • Freedom Bini

    We are only deceiving ourselves in this Country.The Music industry employed more people in Nigeria than ever before.

  • Gary

    Then we wonder why Boko Haram wants to install an Islamic Caliphate and finds it foot soldiers when I cannot drink beer or listen to my music in some parts of my country.

    It’s just a matter of time before this charade of one country collapses.

    • Rommel

      Story,collapse where,na todayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

      • Gary

        No be today. Ask what happened to Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. Or if either Saddam or Gaddafy ever imagined how the end would come for them.
        “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” Believe it.

  • Dazmillion

    Why did the sharia police not arrest the bride’s father for organizing a wedding with musical instruments. I mean sharia doesn’t recognize governor’s immunity.

    • Otile

      You don’t understand. Obviously the DJ is an irreligious man and he played immodest music. If Imam Abu Qaqa was alive today the ungodly musician would not be walking.

      • aboki

        That is were you specialize Otile to contribute in ridiculing and abuse on religion of ISLAM and Muslims. Does it concerns you? Are you living in Sokoto?
        When discussing issues of National importance you would not be there bcos of your sadistic wishes on Nigeria.
        Premium time should be fair by reporting the truth as it’s far from true on the issue.
        Premium time your WAILING WAILERS always wastes their data bundle on your half truth reports on Ridiculing Islam and north.
        Professionallity should be your goal not junked journalism premium time please.
        As for WAILERS we always such negatives responses on matter concerning North and Islam.

        • Otile

          You know what I am talking about. You know that laws were broken, irreligious music was played, deceiving imams were drinking brukutu and some rebellious women were shaking their hips and boo boos. You know that the only reason hisba did not arrest the organizers is that baban amariya is a powerful APC governor. Can you dispute these facts?

    • ahmed zubair

      The sharia is not a full sharia. If it is the police would have arrested the brides father. I hope we have a good sharia law for the Muslim populace and I know the whole of nigeria will still from the law if it is well implemented.

  • Lala Hansy

    Funny but calls for suber reflection on where we have got ourselves into

  • Rommel

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulol! Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk na wao, I swear this DJ will relocate one time hahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the only problem I have with this law is that it should not be applied to anyone who does not subscribe to this religion,if they apply it to only themselves,I would not give a rat’s arse

    • ahmed zubair

      Thanks for you very reasonable comment. The people that are muslims that organized the wedding should pay for the instrument if they are the people that allowed him to play it in their wedding. The hizbah should prosecute the wedding organizers

  • Muhammad

    This can not be shariah .
    The DJ deserves to be questioned .
    His instruments can not be isolated from him and destroying them without processing the matter is oppression .
    It is a shame on the host and an embarrassment to the Islam that is used as an excuse .
    This highhandedness at the seat of the caliphate portends the danger of providing for state police .
    Decency demands that the host apologize to the DJ , accepts responsibility for all damages and get the overzealous operatives sanctioned .

  • Nicolas

    Nigeria is in deep shit.. Islam will finally disintegrate this country.

  • nativejoe

    That’s pretty bold, rude, and oppressive. Stop it now before it gets worse

  • Iskacountryman

    dis na big haram…

  • Otile

    This is lIke closing the barn door after the doki has fled. The DJ defiantly played those obnoxious and unislamic music entertaining a horde of irreligious Muslims. You can imagine how some deceiving imams were shaking the music down immodestly. I miss Imam Abu Qaqa.

  • shiola

    what were the songs that are giving them sleepless night

  • olayiwola

    Sharia rules in northern Nigeria is largely to pander to the clerics, so as to ensure their control of their minds!!! The clerics know their limits, never touch your benefactor, the ruling class

  • olayiwola

    Now diabanded for disgracing the Governor and his guests

  • Scatter

    Nice one!