March 28, 2017 – Nigerian Man Jailed Over Opinion Facebook Post On Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari
A Katsina Chief Magistrate’s Court has sentenced one Gambo Saeed to nine months imprisonment for insulting and defaming the character of Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on social media.
Saeed resides in Muduru village in Mani Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Isa Liti, earlier told the court that Saeed was arraigned following complaints received from Mr Mansur Ali Mashi, Senior Special Assistant (SSA), to the Governor on Radio Monitoring.
“Mashi said the accused person abused Masari and called him names on social media.
“He said the accused person posted on the media that it was Gov. Masari who influenced the impeachment of Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Aliyu Muduru.’’
Liti said police arrested the accused person and arraigned him for intentional insult, defamation of the governor’s character and inciting disturbance.
Delivering the judgment on Monday in Katsina, Chief Magistrate Abdu Ladan, said the court has found the accused person guilty of the said offences; each charge attracts three years imprisonment.
Ladan then sentenced the accused to nine months imprisonment without option of fine.
Wetin happen to freedom of speech??? Chai Naijaaaa what is the way forward…