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Man arrested for insulting President Buhari, Masari jailed for 18 months

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A 70-year-old man, Lawal Izala, who was arrested last week for insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has been jailed for 18 months.

A state High Court sentenced the man and two others for inciting disobedience and disrespect to civil authorities through demeaning utterances.

The state Police Command arraigned Izala and two others for inciting disobedience to civil authorities and disrespect to authorities through demeaning utterances.

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

The court sentenced the septuagenarian to six months jail term for the first charge and one year for the other charge.

The judge, however, gave Izala the option of ₦10,000 fine for the first charge and N20,000 for the second offence.

It was gathered that some kind-hearted residents paid the N30,000 fine and Izala had been released.

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