Three men detained in Katsina for “insulting” President Buhari and Governor Masari on social media
The Katsina State police command has reportedly arrested three men over a video they recorded and posted on social media, allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and the state’s governor, Aminu Masari.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who shared this in a statement on Thursday, gave the names of the three men as 70-year-old Lawal Abdullahi Izala, Bahajaje Abu, 30 and Hamza Abubakar, 27, all of Gafai Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.
“The attention of the Katsina state police command has been drawn to a viral video on social media showing one Lawal Abdullahi, alias “IZALA”, aged 70yrs of Gafai Quarters, Katsina, Katsina state, who was contemptuously insulting the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Katsina state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, CFR.” Gambo said.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, ordered for investigation, which led to the arrest of the trio of Lawal Abdullahi Izala, aged 70yrs, Bahajaje Abu, aged 30yrs and Hamza Abubakar, aged 27yrs all of Gafai Quarters, Katsina, Katsina state. In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the commission of the offences. To this end, the Command wishes to warn the general public that the Police will not fold its arms and watch while disgruntled elements violate the sacred laws of the land. Any person found taking undue advantage of the social media to insult others, contrary to the provisions of Cyber Crime Act, will face the wrath of the law” he added.