Lawal Uba docked, remanded in prison for defaming Gov. Fintiri

The Chief Magistrate Court 4 sitting in Yola, Adamawa state, on Monday, remanded A. A Lawal Uba, for allegedly insulting Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

Magistrate Aminu Abdulkadir Maiha, ordered the remand of the Defendant after he was arraigned before him for alleged defamation of character.

A. A. Lawal Uba, was arraigned for the offence which according to the Prosecutor, Inspector Nanugi Tayeri, runs contrary to section 377(1) of the penal code law 2018.

NEWS PLATFORM gathered that the Defendant allegedly posted a video conversation on social media recently where he accused Governor Fintiri, of betraying him and his supporters.

He further accused the Governor of abandoning them after he had used them to achieve his aims, alleging that the Governor had later embarassed and turned them as his enemies.

According to him, the Governor had masterminded the failure of the boys of the erstwhile Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, to secure political offices in the state.

He however vowed to work towards ensuring that the Governor does not win election for second term come 2023.

But A.A.Lawal, vehemently denied committing the alleged offence when the content of the First Information Report (FIR) was read to him on his arraignment in Court.

It was after he had entered his plea that the Prosecutor applied for adjournment to enable him assemble witnesses in order to establish their case against him.

On his part, Counsel to the Defendant, F. A Ogbe, of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, pleaded with the court to admit his Client to bail.

It was at this juncture that the Magistrate, Aminu Abdulkadir Maiha, adjourned the case to Wednesday, the 17th August, 2022 for ruling on the bail application.


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