JAMIL Mabai, Katsina State blogger who was arrested on the orders of Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has been remanded in prison custody. Mubai was remamded in prison for inciting public disturbance and causing disaffection to government by a Katsina Magistrate Court.
You would recall we brought you news on Wednesday that the blogger was arrested for criticising the decision of the governor to purchase 3000 coffins and distributed same to mosques in the State. The blogger had frowned at the rationale behind such venture when salaries of civil servants in the state are yet to be paid.
According to the report, the prosecuting police officer Isa Liti told the court that Mabai actions are contrary to section 416 of the penal code. He applied for time to enable him prepare his prosecution properly. Defending his client, lawyer to the accused, Sada Abdullahi, argued that his client was not properly arraigned and as such, sought for the relief of his client.
In his ruling, the presiding Judge Abdul El-Ladan adjourned the matter to Monday 26th September for continuation.