Court remands political commentator “sojan baka” for allegedly bringing  Gov Ganduje to public  dishonor

 

Court remands political commentator ,”sojan baka” for allegedly bringing  Gov Ganduje to public  dishonor

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

A Kano magistrate court no 58 sitting at Nomans- Land court complex  last Tuesday  ordered that   one   Damina Ali Gwarzo be remanded in  a correctional  centre  , on being  arranged for  defamatory remarks    against  Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The charge sheet filed before the court stated that , Damina is been accused of referring to  governor Ganduje and the state commissioner for Local Government and chieftaincy affairs , one  Muritala Sule Garo , in local parlance  as” tea drinkers”.

The prosecution  informed the court that the defendant in October 2021 committed the act of  criminal intimidation and defamation against the governor and his lieutenants, stating  Damina acted  contrary to  the provisions  of section  144, 392, 393, and 397 of the Penal Code Laws. The court heard.

The defendant denied the allegations levied against him before the court.

The defense counsel, W Y. Nura prayed the court to admit Damina Gwarzo into  bail.

The prosecution counsel, Ghazali Mai Gari Bichi objected to the application for bail made to the court by the defendant.

Ghazaali  told the court that the offence committed by the defendant is serious in nature, adding that , granting the bail application mey culminate to breach of public peace.

Magistrate Aminu Gabari in his ruling  decline to grant  the defendant  application for bail,   Mr Gabari ordered  that the defendant should  be  remanded in correctional  facility.

The case is adjourned to November 18, for further mention.

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