A businessman, identified as Ali Yakubu has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly calling Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri a thief.
The businessman, is being accused of calling the Governor “the father of all thieves.” as he was arraigned before Magistrate Japhet Basani of Chief Magistrate Court II sitting in Yola on Monday.
He was sent to a Correctional Center for ridiculing Fintiri on social media and charged with publishing insulting and denigrating statements in Hausa and Fulfulde against Fintiri on the 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 20th and 29th July, 2021 respectively on his Facebook page.
He described Governor Fintiri as a thief, a father of all thieves in Nigeria who stole indomie, spaghetti and billions of naira.
A statement of complaint by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Afraimu Jingi said the action of the defendant generated tension in the State.
He admitted that he had indeed insulted Governor Fintiri. Counsel to the complainant, M.A. Adamu, prayed the court to adjourn the matter to enable him assemble witnesses to corroborate the plea entered by the defendant.
In his ruling on the application, Magistrate Basani ordered the remand of the defendant at a correctional center, and adjourned the case to the 11th August, 2021.