TikTok celebrities who made fun of a government figure in Nigeria were given a 20-peace whipping punishment under Sharia law.
The Governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, was insulted by Mubarak Isa Muhammad and Muhammed Bula.
They shared their film last week, mocking Ganduje for alleged land grabs, corruption, and sleeping at the office.
When they shared the video on Facebook and TikTok, Muhammad, also known online as Unique Pikin, and Mr. Bula were both taken into custody.
Attorney for the prosecution Wada Ahmed Wada claimed that their behavior was “capable of upsetting public tranquility” and that they had slandered the governor.
Both men pleaded guilty and asked the judge for leniency. However, the judge ordered them to be given 20 lashes each, pay a fine of 10,000 naira (£20) and clean the court for 30 days.
They also had to apologise to Ganduje on social media for their actions.
In Kano state, only Muslims are sentenced in Sharia court. But it is a state, among 12 others, which practises Sharia law among secular laws, as it is a Muslim-majority area.