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Goje’s aide Adamu Yayari detained over Facebook post

A new media aide to Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje, Muhammad Adamu Yayari, was remanded in police custody by a Chief Magistrate’s Court 5, Gombe for posting on his Facebook page the resignation of some ward executives of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Yamaltu/Deba LGA.

Yayari, was arrested and detained at the State Police Headquarters on Monday following a petition against him by the state Secretary of the APC, Abubakar Umar S Goro.

According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), the accused person had on November 25, 2021 published ‘an injurious falsehood’ against the executives of the APC in Yamaltu/Deba LGA chapter of the party on his personal facebook page.

The state Counsel, Ramatu Ibrahim Hassan, who read the police FIR, said the accused intend to harm the reputation of the ward executives with the said post by alleging that 80 per cent of them have ‘abdicated’ their position.

She told the court that Yayari has committed offenses of injurious falsehood and inciting disturbance which contradicted Sections 393 and 114 of the Penal Code Law.

When asked by the court if the information as contained in the FIR is true, the accused person pleaded not guilty.

Thereafter, the defense counsels, Barristers Sa’idu Mu’azu Kumo and A. B. El-Ibrani applied for his bail.

However, Ramatu Hassan objected the bail application and told the court that it would be injurious to release accused considering the nature of the case.

The presiding judge, Chief Magistrate Mohammed Sulaiman Kumo, adjourned the case to December 6 to rule on the bail application and ordered that the accused should be remanded in police custody.

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