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YOBE: Facebook comments against ex-police boss lands man in prison



YOBE: Facebook comments against ex-police boss lands man in prison

A Facebook message against a former Minister of Police Affairs, Maina Waziri posted by a Secondary School teacher identified as Muhammed Kime has landed him in prison.

In the comments considered to be derogatory, Kime, a graduate of Linguistics ridiculed a former governor of the state, Senator Bukar Abba, saying he had not sponsored a single bill at the National Assembly since he was elected as a senator.

“Well, for the record, we know the man (Abba) to be the most heavy drinker (sic) in Yobe State after Maina Waziri,” he wrote on Facebook.

Continuing, the N-power enrolee also wrote thus on his page, “As a senator for years, this man hasn’t for once sponsored a single bill. Neither has he purchased a single nine inch block in the name of starting a constituency project.

“Someone should start the recall process of this man before the real occupant of that seat goes to get his seat! And after the recall, this man shouldn’t step his foot in Yobe. This is too holy a place for people like him…

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Reports say he was arrested by police after Waziri lodged a complaint at the police headquarters over the Facebook post which also annoyed Abba, especially with Kime also describing both men as heavy drinkers in the post.

However, moments after his arrest, Kime regained freedom after his bail conditions were perfected and soon after his release, he told newsmen that the police accused him of defamation of character and incitement.

“Waziri personally came to complain to the police about what I wrote on Facebook; so, the police arrested me. I merely wrote that in the annals of Yobe State, only Waziri drinks more than Abba,” he said.

Continuing, he added that; “The police released me on bail and said I should report every Monday until they decide the next line of action to take, whether they would charge me to court.”


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  1. yanju omotodun

    July 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    What nonsense! How can police arrested someone just like that? The question is how did they traced him?

    • seyi jelili

      July 10, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Through GPRS . That’s why sometimes, it is not good to switch on our gps and give proper details of who we are on facebook

  2. Anita Kingsley

    July 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    We need more of this, so that everyone with ghe habit of saying nonsense on social media will think before they open their mouths to talk.

    • Abeni Adebisi

      July 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      It’s nonsense! If this should continue, it means 80% of the Nigerian youths will be arrested very soon. It doesn’t make sense at all!

  3. Animashaun Ayodeji

    July 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Anyone found guilty of such offers should be jailed provided it doesn’t go against the fundamental human rights of the person. Before anyone talks, he should be sure s/he’s saying the right thing.

    • Balarabe musa

      July 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      And who told he is not sure of what he said concerning the senator? Don’t judge without evidence

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