Civil servant jailed for ‘Insulting’ Governor

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A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Gombe has remanded a civil servant working with the state government in prison custody for allegedly insulting Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo and his mother.

 

Abubakar Adamu, 35, who works with the state Ministry of Higher Education, was sued by one Inuwa Dattijo aka DJ Maitaya of the State Agency for Social Services, who alleged that the accused sent him an audio clip containing insults on the governor and his mother.

 

The accused was charged with one-count charge of fabricating false evidence, an offense that contravened Section 156 of the Penal Code Law, Inspector Danjuma said. He pleaded not guilty.

 

According to the police First Information Report (FIR), read to the accused person in court, Adamu had on September 9 forwarded the abuse-laden audio clip to the phone of DJ Maitaya, claiming to have received it from an unknown person.

 

However, the police prosecutor, Inspector Habibu Danjuma, told the court that when the accused was asked to name the purported sender of the message, he failed to give satisfactory account of the said information.

 

In view of his plea, presiding judge, Chief Magistrate Japhet Maida, ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody.

 

He adjourned the case to September 26 as applied by the prosecutor.

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