Judge Convicts Two Men of Defaming Governor on Social Media

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Isa Muhammad and Nazifi Muhammad Bala

Magistrate Aminu Muhammad Gabari, the presiding Magistrate of No Man’s Land Magistrate Court in Kano, has convicted two men, Mubarak Isa Muhammad and Nazifi Muhammad Bala, on charges of defaming the character of the governor of Kano State, Mr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje using their Tik Tok accounts

The judge ruled that they should pay a fine of N10,000 each for defaming the character of the governor, pay another fine of N10,000 each for inciting public disturbance, be given 20 lashes of the cane and to sweep the court premises and wash toilets for 30 days.

The two men reportedly posted on their Tiktok account: ‘Unique Pickin’, that Governor Ganduje does not see a land without selling it and that he sleeps a lot.

When charged to court, they pleaded guilty to the two counts of defamation and inciting public disturbance brought against them.

The Magistrate also ordered the men to make and post another video on social media in which they will tender an apology to Governor Ganduje.