Metro Katsina Man Sentenced to Jail for Insulting Gov Masari on Social Media



Gambo Saeed has been sentenced to nine months in prison for insulting and defaming the character of Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on social media.

Saeed, of Muduru village in Mani LGA of the state was sentenced following complaints received from Mr Mansur Ali Mashi, Senior Special Assistant (SSA), to the Governor on Radio Monitoring.

Police Inspector Isa Liti said: “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, which according to him, were in accordance with sections 399, 392 and 114 of the Penal Code.

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.


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