A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly insulting Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni on social media
Garba Isa has appealed to the Nigerian police to release his 16-year-old boy who was reportedly arrested for insulting Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, on social media. The teenager was reportedly arrested on December 11.
According to Isa who is the father to the detained teenager, his son was arrested in Nguru and later transferred to the State Investigation Division of the Nigeria Police Force in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.
While condemning the action of his son, he appealed to the governor and the Commissioner of Police, Garba Haruna, to release his son on passionate grounds.
“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.”
Meanwhile, the police said the boy is in custody and would be charged to court after the investigation. The commissioner of police was quoted to have said:
“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.”
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