The Police have arrested three men in Katsina State including a septuagenarian for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State.
Lawal Abdullahi Izala,70yrs; Bahajaje Abu,30yrs; and Hamza Abubakar,27yrs, all of Gafai Quarters, Katsina, were accused of insulting Buhari and Masari in a viral video on the social media.
Spokesman for the State Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the men’s arrest in a statement on Friday.
According to NATION, the PPRO said the three men “contemptuously” insulted the president and the governor and the police took action after their attention were “drawn” to the video.
He added:“Consequently, the commissioner of police, Katsina state command, CP Sanusi Buba, 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 all of Gafai Quarters, Katsina, Katsina state.
“In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the committing 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 the Cyber Crime Act, will face the wrath of the law.”