A 70-year-old man, Lawal Izala, who was arrested for insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, has revealed the reason for his action.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Katsina State Police Command had on Thursday arrested Izala and two other persons for insulting the two political personalities on social media.
Speaking on reporters on Saturday, Izala said he insulted them for the high level of insecurity ravaging the state and the country at large. He added that the two leaders have failed the state and the country.
He said he became angry when visited his village and found out that bandits had killed his family members and rustled 15 of his cows.
He said, “I was coming back from my village where my 15 cattle were rustled and my family members killed. I was passing by when I was asked about how life was going on for me.
“Then I said, our leaders, Buhari and Masari have failed us. I then threw insults out of anger from my agony. I did not even know I was being recorded on video.
“I was just saying my mind with all honesty. It was after the video went viral that I was arrested by the police. I was accused of committing a crime under Penal Code.”