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70 Year Old Man Arrested For Insulting President Buhari Sentenced To Jail

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A Court sitting in state has sentenced a 70-year-old man, Lawal Izala, to 18 Months in prison for insulting’ .

70 Year Old Man Arrested For Insulting President Buhari Sentenced To Jail
70 Year Old Man Arrested For Insulting President Buhari Sentenced To Jail

Odunews.com reports that he was arrested alongside two others for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari on social media.

They were arraigned for inciting disobedience to civil authorities and disrespect to authorities through demeaning utterances.

But speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Izala said he spoke out of anger when he visited his village and found out that bandits had killed his family members and rustled 15 of his cows.

Delivering judgement on the matter, the court found Izala guilty of two count charges of inciting violence and disrespect for civil authorities.

He was sentenced to six months jail term for the first charge and one year for the other charge.

Izala was however, given the option of ₦10,000 fine for the first charge and N20,000 for the second offence.

However, some kind-hearted fellows in the state paid the N30,000 fine and the 70-year-old had been released

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