Court reels out punishments against convicts for defaming Ganduje

Kano State Magistrate Court presided over by Aminu Muhammad Gabari on Monday, ordered that Mubarak Isa Muhammad and Nazifi Muhammad Bala be given 20 lashes, and they must be sweeping and washing No-man’s-land Magistrates Court premises toilets, for 30 days  for defaming the character of Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on their Tiktok social media accounts.

It will be recalled  that the convicts pleaded guilty on two count charge of defamation and inciting public disturbance slammed against them.

According to the First Information Report, the duo posted on their Tiktok account, that Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje does not see a land without selling it and he sleeps a lot.

The Prosecutor Barrister Wada Ahmad Wada Principal State Counsel, Kano State Ministry of Justice applied for summary trial against the duo for the offence committed

Also, when the case resumed on Monday for judgement, the trial Magistrate Gabari, ordered the convicts to pay a fine of N10,000 each for defaming the character of Kano State Governor.

Magistrate Gabari  also ordered them to pay another fine of N10,000 each for inciting public disturbance.

He then similarly administered non custodial terms against the convicts.

Magistrate Gabari also ordered 20 lashes to be administered on public against the convicts and that including sweeping and washing toilets of Justice Aloma Mukthar Court Complex (No-man’s-land).

Consequently, He ordered the convicts to make a video on social media and tender apology to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

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