Police arrest 70-year-old man for ‘insulting’ Buhari, Masari

In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the committing the offences
(L) Gov Masari and President Buhari (R)

The Katsina State Police said on Thursday evening they arrested three people on social media for allegedly insulting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Governor Aminu Masari.

Police have named the allegation 'Conspiracy and intentional insult against the President and Governor of Katsina state by one Lawal Izala and two others on social media.'

But the statement did not specify when the crime was committed, nor did it disclose when the suspects were detained.

The statement was signed by the spokesperson for Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah.

The declaration identified those arrested as Lawal Abdullahi, 70; Bahaje Abu, 30; and Hamza Abubakar, 27.

The statement warned against taking advantage of "unnecessary" social media to make attacks against others.

The Sentence read,

“The attention of the Katsina State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video on social media showing one Lawal Abdullahi, alias “IZALA”, ‘m’, 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, Aminu Bello Masari, CFR.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Sanusi Buba, ordered for investigation, which led to the arrest of the trio of Lawal Abdullahi Izala, ‘m’, aged 70yrs, Bahajaje Abu, ‘m’, aged 30yrs and Hamza Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 27yrs all of Gafai Quarters, Katsina, Katsina state.

“In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the committing the offences.

“To this end, the Command wishes to warn members of 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 the Cyber Crime Act, will face the wrath of the law.”

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