- A man who created a fake video of President Muhammadu Buhari getting married has had his day in court
- The DSS had apprehended the man last year after he circulated the video
- The man was granted bail by the magistrate but with very strict conditions'
The Department of State Services (DSS) has arraigned one Kabiru Mohammed, for creating and sharing a fake wedding video between President Muhammadu Buhari and a minister, Sadiya Farouq.
Mohammed was arraigned at a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano state on Tuesday, November 11 but granted a N1million bail.
The video which was made around August last year had gone viral on the internet and on social media.
Giving his ruling, the magistrate held that the offence was bailable and granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till February 5, 2021, for further hearing and possible final judgement on the case which has been on since last year after Mohammed was caught by the authorities.
The minister on her part has been a subject of so much news regarding her private life in recent times.
A particular report linked her to a serving military chief as his latest bride, but it was neither denied nor confirmed by both parties.
Recall that governors of northern states recently called for the censorship of social media, saying it helps in the spread of fake news across the country.
At a meeting in Kaduna state on Monday, November 2, the governors said the effect of uncontrolled social media is devastating, adding that some people took advantage of the recent #EndSARS protests to push for Nigeria's disintegration.
Buhari made the comment when he received his former minister of environment, Amina Mohammed, who is the current Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
He asked the Nigerian youths to be patient, noting that the present generation will soon be exiting the scene for them to take over the affairs of the country.
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