In Katsina state, a 77 year old man known as Lawal Izala has been arrested by the Katsina state police command for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state.
Lawal said he spoke out of anger when he 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.”
Many communities in Katsina state have been sacked by gunmen for the past two weeks and nothing has been done about this by either the State Governor, Aminu Masari nor the President Buhari led Federal Government before this old man spoke his mind.
According to reports, Lawal and two others with regards to this case have been in police custody without any declared option of bail since on Thursday afternoon.