A minor has been arrested by the Yobe police command for allegedly insulting the Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, on social media.
The father of the 16-year-old minor, Garba Isa, revealed this when he publicly cried out for the release of his son on Monday. According to Isa, his son was apprehended on December 11 in Nguru and later transferred to the State Investigation Division of the Nigeria Police Force in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.
“I regret what my son did. I am nobody, an ordinary laundry man, what my son (Umar) did was totally wrong, I appeal to Governor Mai Mala Buni and the police on passionate grounds to forgive my son and release him” Isa who is a laundry worker told Channels TV.
The state Commissioner of Police, Garba Haruna, who confirmed the incident said the minor is now in custody and will be charged in court when investigation is concluded.
“When we conclude our investigation, he will definitely be charged to court. People are using social media to insult and tarnish people’s character, the society needs to be sanitised.
You cannot use social media and begin to post all sorts of things. There is law and order in Nigeria, whoever infringes on someone’s right will be punished.” Garba was quoted as saying