A businessman, Ali Yakubu, has been remanded in jail for allegedly describing the Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, as a ‘father of all thieves.’
The businessman, who was introduced earlier than Magistrate Japhet Basani of Chief Magistrate Court II sitting in Yola on Monday, was despatched to a Correctional Centre for ridiculing Fintiri on social media.
Daily Post stories that Yakubu was charged with publishing insulting and denigrating statements in Hausa and Fulfulde towards Fintiri on the eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, seventeenth, twentieth and twenty ninth of July 2021 respectively on his Facebook web page.
He allegedly described Fintiri as a thief, a father of all thieves in Nigeria who stole noodles, spaghetti and billions of naira.
An announcement of grievance by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Afraimu Jingi mentioned the motion of the defendant generated pressure within the State.
When the grievance was learn and interpreted to the defendant, he admitted that he had certainly insulted Governor Fintiri.
The counsel to the complainant, M.A. Adamu, prayed the courtroom to adjourn the matter to allow him to assemble witnesses to corroborate the plea entered by the defendant.
In his ruling on the appliance, Magistrate Basani ordered the remand of the defendant at a correctional centre and adjourned the case until Wednesday, August 11.