Police arrest three people for insulting President Buhari on social media

Police arrest three people for insulting President Buhari on social media

- Three people have been arrested by the police for allegedly insulting President Buhari and the Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari

- The Katsina police command disclosed that the suspects were arrested for making a viral video on social where they insulted the president the state governor

- The police said the offenders violated the provisions of the cyber-crime act and will be made to face the wrath of the law

Three people were arrested by the Katsina state police command on Thursday, April 30, for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governor, Aminu Masari.

The Katsina police command disclosed that the suspects were arrested for making a viral video on social where they insulted the president the state governor, Daily Trust reports.

The spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, said the state commissioner of police, Sanusi Buba, ordered for investigation after the video surfaced which led to the arrest of the suspects.

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He added that in the course of the investigation, the suspects, a 70-year-old man, Lawal Abdullahi Izala; Bahajaje Abu and Hamza Abubakar all of Gafai Quarters, in Katsina metropolis, confessed to the crime.

The Katsina police command stated that the offenders violated the provisions of the cyber crime act, and will be made to face the wrath of the law.

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Meanwhile, the Lagos state joint task force on Wednesday, April 29, stormed a surprise party and arrested 65 fun-seeking guests for violating the lockdown orders and not complying with the social distancing pronouncement of the state.

Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said in a statement that the police were hinted about the illegal gathering and the consumption of hard dru*gs by the party rockers. He said they were arrested on Wednesday at a hotel in the Oko Oba area of the state.

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In another report, the federal government has said the gradual easing of restrictions on activities and movements should not be mistaken to mean life has returned to normal in the country.

The Nation reports that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the coronavirus pandemic, Boss Mustapha, gave the warning on Thursday, April 30, during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that Mustapha, however, charged all Nigerians to locate their responsibilities in the ongoing campaign against COVID-19 and be responsible, adding that security agents would be stricter in enforcing compliance of guidelines and regulations this time around.

He also informed that the PTF would soon publish a copy of the guidelines in the media so that all Nigerians, state governments, trade unions, and other segments of society would be acquainted with their various roles in the fight.

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