style[amp-boilerplate] Man jailed for insulting Katsina state governor,Aminu Masari, on social media

Man jailed for insulting Katsina state governor,Aminu Masari, on social media

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A Katsina Chief Magistrate's Court today

sentenced one Gambo Saeed to nine months

imprisonment for insulting and defaming the

character of Katsina state governor, Aminu

Masari, on social media.

At the hearing of the case against Saeed today,

the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Isa Liti told

the court that 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


According to Liti, Saeed was arrested and

arraigned for intentional insult, defamation of

the governor's character and inciting


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.

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