Man sentenced to prison for insulting Katsina governor on social media

A man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for insulting Katsina State governor, Aminu Maisari, on social media.

The man, Gambo Saeed, of Muduru village in Mani Local Government Area of the state, was sentenced by the Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

According to NAN, Prosecuting Police Officer, Insp. Isa Liti, told the court that Saeed was arraigned following complaints received from Mr Mansur Ali Mashi, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Radio Monitoring.

“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 Governor 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.

The charges were in accordance with sections 399, 392 and 114 of the Penal Code.

He also explained that the accused person confessed to have committed the offences.


Chief Magistrate Abdu Ladan , found the accused guilty and sentenced him to 9 months imprisonment without an option of fine .

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