An Upper Shariah Court in Kano has ordered the Divisional Police Office of Kwali Quarters in the state to investigate a popular Kano-based Hausa artiste, Dauda Kahutu, aka Rarara, for allegedly featuring a married woman, Maryam Muhammad, in his music video without the consent of her husband.
The court also mandated that the woman and the singer’s producer, Abubakar Maishada, be investigated for the roles they played in the matter.
The woman’s husband, Abdulkadir Inuwa, had earlier filed a suit before the court alleging that the singer abscond with his wife and featured her in a recent music video, titled, ‘Jihata, Jihata ce.’
Inuwa explained that he married Maryam lawfully more than five months ago but for like three months now he did not know the whereabouts of his wife.
He added, “There was no quarrel between us. I only woke up one day and suddenly found her missing. Later, I saw her on Youtube singing and dancing with the singer (Rarara) and when I went to her family, they also told me they didn’t know her whereabouts.”
Inuwa, who sought redress from the court, stated that the act violated his fundamental rights as a husband.
Meanwhile, the counsel for the artiste, Muhammad Bello, had told the court that Rarara did not know the woman adding that his producer was responsible for hiring dancers and paying them.
He then urged the court to dismiss the case.
But the presiding Shariah Judge, Ibrahim Yola overruled the appeal and directed the DPO Kwali Quarters to investigate the singer, Maryam, and the producer.
He adjourned the matter till February 2, 2021.