Court remands man for allegedly insulting Fintiri

By Suru Charles

For allegedly insulting governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, Lawal Uba, has been remanded.

The Magistrate Court 4 sitting in Yola, the state capital, made the pronouncement yesterday when the accused person was brought before it.

Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State

The accused persons, as gathered by The Trumpet was alleged to have posted a video conversation on social media where he accused the state governor of betraying him and his supporters.

The defendant, as made known by the prosecutor, Inspector Nanugi Tayeri, was arraigned before the court, as a result of the said offence which said runs contrary to section 377(1) of the penal code law 2018.

The defendant was however observed to have denied the allegation when the content of the First Information Report (FIR) was read to him on his arraignment in Court.

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The prosecutor who went ahead to apply for adjournment said the adjournment would enable him to assemble the witnesses that would assist him to establish their case against the defendant.

Counsel to the defendant, F. A Ogbe, of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, pleaded with the court to admit his Client to bail the plea which was not granted.

The suit was however noticed to have been adjourned by the presiding judge, Aminu Abdulkadir Maiha to Wednesday, the 17th of August for ruling on the bail application.

In the said video which the defendant had denied, he was alleged to drag the name of the governor to the mud by accusing him of abandoning those of them that worked for him during his election campaign.

He was also said to have clearly stated in the said video to work tirelessly round the clock to frustrate the governor’s 2023 political ambition.

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