Mabai, Katsina State blogger who was arrested allegedly on the orders
of Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has been remanded in prison
Mubai was remamded in prison for
inciting public disturbance and causing disaffection to government by a
Katsina Magistrate Court.
Social Times had reported on Wednesday
that the blogger was arrested for criticising the decision of the
governor to purchase 3000 coffins and distributing them to mosques in
The blogger had frowned at the rationale behind such venture when salaries of civil servants in the state are yet to be paid.
The prosecuting police officer Isa Liti told the court that Mabai actions are contrary to section 416 of the penal code.
He applied for time to enable him prepare his prosecution properly.
his client, lawyer to the accused, Sada Abdullahi, argued that his
client was not properly arraigned and as such, sought for the relief of
In his rulling, the presiding Judge Abdul El-Ladan adjourned the matter to Monday 26th September for continuation.