Court Remands Two In Prison Over Publication Against Ex-Nigerian Military Ruler, Abdulsalami in Niger

Two individuals have been remanded in a correctional centre by a Federal High Court sitting in Minna, Niger State for purportedly publishing an injurious assertion on social media in opposition to former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar. 

Jude Akaeze, the police prosecutor, had offered 4 counts in opposition to the defendants, Abdulkareem Ajibola and Anas Umar, Barrister NG studies. 

Court Remands Two In Prison Over Publication Against Ex-Nigerian Military Ruler, Abdulsalami in Niger 2

Akaeze stated the defendants contravened Section 24(1b) cyber cafe crime regulation.

He prayed for an adjournment to allow him, current witnesses, to show his allegations in opposition to the defendants.

But, the defending counsel, Abdulkareem Abubakar moved for the movement for bail, arguing that his shoppers had already stayed for one month within the correctional centre and pleaded not responsible to the 4 counts.

However, the presiding Judge, Justice Emeka Nwite urged the defending counsel to use for bail. 

He thereafter adjourned the case to July 26, 2021, to start trial whereas the defendants can be remanded within the correctional centre.

The defendants had been accused of allegedly publishing and circulating on social media data that Abdulsalami owned a helicopter allegedly seized round Erena within the Shiroro native authorities space of the Niger state supplying arms and different logistics to bandits terrorising the state.

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Court Remands Two In Prison Over Publication Against Ex-Nigerian Military Ruler, Abdulsalami in Niger

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