A high court sitting at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday, April 15, sentenced Nigeria’s celebrated social media commentator, Ibrahim Garba Wala to seven years imprisonment.
The court sentence followed alleged offences bordering on criminal defamation and public incitement, according to Daily Trust.
The report said Justice Yusuf Halilu convicted Ibrahim Garba Wala, who is also the convener of Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN).
The court ruled in three of the four-count charges brought against him by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).
He was convicted for managing unlawful association, public incitement and defamation of character over social media posts against the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammed.
Legit.ng earlier reported how the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday, January 31, said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, had reasons to sue Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
Oshiomhole claimed that for Obasanjo to have defamed the character of Atiku on several occasions, recanting his negative remarks is clearly not enough.
The APC national chairman said this in Kano state during President Muhammadu Buhari's Next Level campaign in the state.
He insisted that Atiku, in order to salvage his reputation, should take a legal action against Obasanjo for calling his integrity into question many times.
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