Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Calling Adamawa Governor, Fintiri ‘Father Of All Thieves’

A Chief Magistrate Court II, in Yola, Adamawa state on Wednesday convicted and sentenced a businessman, Ali Yakubu, to 2 years in jail for calling Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, father of all thieves in Nigeria. 

He was additionally sentenced to 6 months in jail, with out an choice of high-quality, for disturbing public peace. 

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Yakubu was convicted and sentenced to 2 years in jail for utilizing what the court docket held as an uncouth language towards Governor Fintiri.

The sentence gave the convict an choice of N50, 000 high-quality for utilizing abusive language towards Fintiri. However, he was convicted for six months with out an choice of high-quality for disturbance of public peace.

Magistrate Japhet Ibrahim Basani discovered the businessman responsible, therefore his conviction for the two offences as charged by the prosecution group.

SaharaReporters had reported that Yakubu on the11th, twelfth, thirteenth, seventeenth, twentieth and twenty ninth of July, 2021 wrote and posted his views concerning the governor in Hausa and Fulfulde on his Facebook web page.

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He described Fintiri within the submit as “father of all thieves in Nigeria” who allegedly stole noodles and a whole lot of billions of naira.

Earlier, counsel for the complainant, A. M. Iliyasu, and M. A. Adamu referred to as 2 witnesses who testified in court docket and tendered confessional statements in English and Hausa respectively.

On his half, counsel for the defendant and now convict, R. N. Agav, pleaded with the court docket to mood justice with mercy, informing the court docket that his shopper was a first-time offender.

However, the court docket proceeded and sentenced Yakubu to 2 years in jail with an choice of high-quality. 

He additionally sentenced the convict to 6 months with out an choice of high-quality, implying that the convict should spend the subsequent six months behind bars.

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Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Calling Adamawa Governor, Fintiri 'Father Of All Thieves'

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