Friday, November 15, 2013
18yr Old Remanded In Prison For Insulting Gombe Gov, Ibrahim Dankwambo On Face Book!
The Magistrate, Alhaji Bello Sheriff, who ordered that Abdullahi of Tudun-Wada Quarters, Gombe metropolis, be remanded in prison, adjourned the case to Nov. 26 for further mention.
Abdullahi, charged with defamation of character of the governor, had pleaded guilty to the charge after the First Information Report (FIR) was read to him.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Sardauna Wukuma, had told the court that the accused posted some abusive words in Hausa Language against the governor on facebook.
He said the offence was intended to cause a breach of public peace and tarnish the governor’s reputation.
Wukuma said the offence was contrary to sections 399 and 391 of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor said investigation was ongoing.
Abdullahi pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.