Court orders boy to be flogged over his Facebook post against Gov Badaru
A chief magistrate’s court sitting in Dutse, Jigawa State, has sentenced one Sabi’u Ibrahim Chamo to six months in prison for defamation of character of Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar.
According to Daily Nigerian, Mr Chamo was first arrested on Christmas eve and detained before he was charged to court for failure to substantiate the allegations he made on Facebook.
The convicted critic had alleged that the governor had duped many APC aspirants by collecting their money to give them party tickets.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to six months in prison, with options of payment of N20,000 fine and 20 strokes of cane.