Three men have been arrested for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari in a new video shared on social media.
Spokesperson of the State policecommand, SP Isah Gambo, gave names of the three men as 70-year-old Lawal Abdullahi Izala; Bahajaje Abu,30 and Hamza Abubakar, 27, all of Gafai Quarters, Katsina.
According to him: “The attention of the Katsina state police command has been drawn to a viral video on social media showing one Lawal Abdullahi, alias “IZALA”, ‘m’, aged 70yrs of Gafai Quarters, Katsina, Katsina state, who was contemptuously insulting the President and the Governor of Katsina state, Masari.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, ordered for investigation, which led to the arrest of the trio of Lawal Abdullahi Izala, ‘m’, aged 70yrs, Bahajaje Abu, ‘m’, aged 30yrs and Hamza Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 27yrs.
The suspects confessed to the commission of the offences. To this end, the Command wishes to warn members of the general public that the Police will not fold its arms and watch while disgruntled elements violate the sacred laws of the land.
Any person found taking undue advantage of the social media to insult others, contrary to the provisions of Cyber Crime Act, will face the wrath of the law.”