Court Sends Man to 9 Months in Prison for Insulting Gov Masari of Katsina State

A man identified as Gam­bo Saeed has been sen­tenced to nine months imprisonment for insulting and defaming the Governor of Kat­sina State, Aminu Masari.
A Katsina Chief Magistrates’ Court sentenced Saeed for in­sulting and defaming the char­acter of Masari on social media.
Saeed resides at Muduru vil­lage in Mani Local Government Area of the State.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Isa Liti, told the court that Saeed was arraigned following com­plaints received from Mansur Ali Mashi, Senior Special As­sistant, SSA, to the Governor on Radio Monitoring.
The prosecutor added, “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.’’
He following the reports, po­lice arrested the accused per­son and arraigned him for in­tentional insult, defamation of the governor’s character and in­citing disturbance.
He added that charges were in accordance with sections 399, 392 and 114 of the Penal Code.
Liti further explained that the accused person confessed to have committed the offences.
Ruling on the matter on Monday in Katsina, Chief Mag­istrate Abdu Ladan, pointed out that the court has found the ac­cused person guilty of the said offences; and that each charge attracts three years imprison­ment.
Ladan then sentenced the ac­cused to nine months impris­onment without option of fine.

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