70-year-old man who insulted President Buhari In Katsina sentenced to 18 Months jail

The 70-year-old Kastina man, Lawal Izala and two others who were arrested last week for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari has been sentenced to jail in Katsina state.

Lawal Izala, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by a court sitting in Katsina State on Tuesday.

The septuagenarian and two others were arraigned for inciting disobedience to civil authorities and disrespect to authorities through demeaning utterances.

Delivering judgement on the matter, the court found Izala guilty of two count charges of inciting violence and disrespect for civil authorities.

He was however, given the option of ₦10,000 fine for the first charge and N20,000 for the second offence.

Speaking with journalists, Izala said he spoke out of anger when he visited his village and found out that bandits had killed his family members and rustled 15 of his cows.

The 70-year-old has now been released after some people in the state paid the N30,000 fine on his behalf.

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