Blogger Arrested Allegedly On The Orders Of Katsina Governor Remanded In Prison

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A Katsina state blogger, Jamil Mabai was arrested allegedly on the orders of the Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, has been remanded imprison custody.

A Katsina magistrate court remanded Mubai in prison for inciting public disturbance and causing disaffection to government.

Abusidiqu had reported Wednesday that the blogger was arrested for criticising the decision of the governor to purchase 3000 coffins and distributing them to mosques in the State.

The blogger frowned at the rationale behind such venture when salaries of civil servants in the state are yet to be paid.

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.

In his defence, lawyer to the accused Sada Abdullahi argued that his client was not properly arraigned and as such, sought for relief for his client.

In his ruling, the presiding Judge Abdul El-Ladan adjourned the matter to Monday 26th August for continuation.

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