Katsina State Governor Allegedly Gets Facebook Critic Arrested

For criticizing a policy of the Katsina state government, a student – Abdulmalik Sa’idu has reportedly been put in jail for over twenty(20) days now after the Governor, Ibrahim Shema allegedly ordered his arrest.

Premium Times reports that Sa’idu’s problems began when he shared details of an alleged fertilizer scam in Katsina state on his page. The report has it that on the 28th of August, he got a call from the Katsina State Government house and the caller asked him to come to the Governor’s residence as there was a message for him. Upon the young man’s arrival, he was arrested and taken to the Batagarawa Police Station where he was subsequently detained.

The father of the detained boy, Maiyawo Sa’idu has revealed his son is now being accused of cloning the governor’s number and using it to dupe a commissioner to the tune of N3million but has not yet been charged. According to Mr. Maiyawo, his son had been warned by state governement officials to stop criticizing the state government before he was arrested.

“I think they are trying to frame him. I know my son cannot clone the governor’s number and call a commissioner to put three million into his account”, he said

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