As The Clampdown Efforts On Free Speech In Nigeria Continues, Kastina State Government Sends Man To Nine Years In Jail!
In furtherance of the efforts of the Buhari led federal government to clamp down and limit criticism from the masses, a Katsina Chief Magistrate’s Court today sentenced one Gambo Saeed to nine months imprisonment for insulting and criticising the Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, on social media.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Isa Liti, Gambo Saeed was arraigned following complaints received from the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Radio Monitoring, Mansur Ali Mashi
“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.’’ According to Liti, Saeed was arrested and arraigned for intentional insult, defamation of the governor’s character and inciting disturbance.
The charges were in accordance with sections 399, 392 and 114 of the Penal Code. Saeed pleaded guilty to the charges. Chief Magistrate Abdu Ladan, found the accused guilty and sentenced him to 9 months imprisonment without an option of fine.