Man remanded in prison for abusing Adamawa governor on Facebook


A diatribe by a businessman, Ali Numan, against Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has landed him (Ali) in prison.

Ali was on Monday arraigned before Magistrate Japhet Ibrahim Basani of the Chief Magistrate Court 2, following the insult he allegedly hurled at Fintiri on Facebook in Hausa and Fulfude languages labeling the governor a ‘thief and father of all Nigerian thieves,’ alleging that he stole noodles and spaghetti including billions of naira.

Consequently, a Peoples Democratic Party youth leader, Yola North, reported the accused to the Department of State Services, DSS, who arrested him and are now prosecuting him, the State  Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Afraimu Jingi, stated in a statement of complaint lodged by Senior State Counsel, M. A. Adamu, wherein it was alleged that Ali’s post sparked tension among the governor’s supporters.

At the hearing the accused denied the charge while Adamu prayed the court to adjourn the matter to enable him to assemble witnesses.

In the final analysis, the Magistrate ordered the defendant’s remand in prison and adjourned the case till August 11, 2021.

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