A Senior Magistrate Court sitting in Kano Aminu Gabari has granted bail to Kano popular praise singer, Bashir Dandago, on bail bond of N500,000 and 2 reliable sureties inlike sum for allegedly releasing uncensored song.
Dandago, a resident of Gaida Quarters in Kano, is facing one count charge of releasing uncensored song.
Delivering the ruling on bail application the Senior Magistrate Gabari said one of the surety shall be a Principal Hisbah Commandant of Gwale Local Government Area of Kano, while the second surety must be a Ward Head or Father of the defendant.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Aminu Kawu, had told the court that a direct criminal complaint was received against the defendant by the Kano State Films and Video Censorship Board on March 22.
He alleged that on the same date the defendant released uncensored song titled “Hassada Ga Mallamai” (inciting songs against scholars in the state).
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened section 112 of cinematography license of Kano State Censorship Board 2011.
Counsel to the defendant, Barrister Rabiu Abdullahi, made a bail application pursuant to section 35 and 36 of 1999 constitution of Nigeria as amended and section 168,172, and 175 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law 2019.
“The defendant if granted bail,will not tamper with the investigation”.
Gabari adjourned the matter until April 13, for further mention.