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Lecturer Dr Danfulani Arrested For Criticizing Buhari On Facebook Denied Bail

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Lecturer Dr Danfulani Arrested For Criticizing Buhari On Facebook Denied Bail

NEWISSUES, Abuja

*Ndibe’s Post

Chief magistrate Court 1, Kaduna, has denied Dr John Danfulani bail after being detained by the police for over 24 hours.

Danfulani, a lecturer with the Kaduna State University, KASU, is being held for alleged inciting and hateful statements in the social media against the people of northern Nigeria, thereby, capable of causing breakdown of law and order in northern Nigeria and other parts of the country. This is contrary to section 417 and 418 of the penal code of northern Nigeria.

The magistrate, Alhaji Awwal Musa while presiding over the case, said that the police was empowered to protect, investigate and carry out the duty assigned to them, hence the court cannot deny them their power.

He argued that the police had not finished their investigation yet, and as such, Dr Danfulani be remanded in police custody. He also said that further investigation must be concluded in the matter latest by Monday, 1st February, 2016.

Earlier, Barrister Gamaliel Kore, leading other six defending counsels sought for the bail of the accused person, saying that the case was bailable, and as a responsible lecturer, he would not jump bail.

He argued that the accused was invited by the police which he voluntarily honoured even when he was away in foreign country, stressing that if granted bail, he will always be available to stand trial.

The prosecuting officer had prayed that the court should not grant the accused person bail but should be remanded in police custody for three weeks to allow full investigation into the matter without any interference.

Danfulani, who was detained over an alleged Facebook comment is said to be a known critic of the government of Mallam Nasir El Rufai. Below is a screen shot of the post that allegedly got him arrested and detained.

 

32 Comments

32 Comments

  1. Samuel Tom

    January 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    hmmmm. so we should all keep quiet even when Buhari fats #Non sense

  2. Prince Augustine

    January 30, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Wonders shall never end if this is true this administration is indeed taking us back to military regime

  3. Isola Olamilekan

    January 30, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Dan fulani or what? ‘It ws King goat that ate King yam’ (yoruba idioms)

  4. Abu-Asmaa Abu-Bakr Ibrhm Na-Bature

    January 30, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Is not so, Danfulani made harsh utterance that will cause crisis in the University and d school authority suspended him, he dragged the university to court

  5. Prince Ademefun Mathew

    January 30, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    If dis 2ru, God pls come over to us and give us freedom as u gave to the israelites undr the captivity of Pharaoh

  6. Elvis Sam

    January 30, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    by the time this government is through with nigerians, we shall no the true value of freedom of which we enjoyed in the last administration.

  7. Danjuma Usman Makusidi

    January 30, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    If because he critisis President he as been arrested, it is realy unfortunate and our fundamental human right is not guarantee

  8. Amaechi Onyema Okoroafor

    January 30, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    That’s bad and sad

  9. Lanre Aseda

    January 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Change lobade eeee

  10. Emeka Maduka

    January 30, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    buhari buhari buhari, kai, i hate this president.

  11. Chibuike Umeweni

    January 30, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    what did he say b4 he was arrested..pls tell me so i can say it a million times n be arrested plsss…

  12. Caleb Tambiyi

    January 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    what then are the tenets of democracy?

  13. Okwuchukwu Ezeoke

    January 30, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Is lie joor

  14. Nehemiah Tene

    January 30, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Iie lie wen Buhari and El-Rufai wia making bad comment against the last administratio who arrested them? Which of Dr John Danfulanis comment wil cause crisis and wia is the freedom of speech?

  15. WordshotAmaechiUgwele

    January 30, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    What are they holding him to investigate? Can’t they sign into Facebook to see whatever they want to see? El Rufai is a smallish BIG fool for causing somebody to be jailed for writing critical articles against him and Buhari. What did he not write about Yaradua and Jonathan? His book The Accidental Public Servant devoted tens of pages criticizing these people. Did anyone harrass him? Was he ever arrested? He used his Facebook and twitter accounts to insult Jonathan anyhow. Where is equity? When Nigerians cry out that despotism is creeping back, some shout Change. Let them know they are wasting their time. Since they are clueless about how to get Nigeria going, they should build more prisons as there are millions of John Danfulani’s out there writing the truth about how Nigeria is collapsing under Buhari and waiting to be imprisoned .

  16. Lucky Esekhaigbe

    January 30, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    What statement did pmb not make during gej’s regime, Was he ever arrested?

  17. Tonte Amachree

    January 31, 2016 at 2:43 am

    This is unacceptable

  18. Isaiah Stephen

    January 31, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Mohammed buhari a stupid man with out vision

  19. Adejo Ernest

    January 31, 2016 at 4:29 am

    God deliver Nigerians from this anarchy

  20. PiusAgunbiade

    January 31, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Me as I don waka pass. Now, I’m try to prepare for my today Sunday Flâneries (strolling in Paris suburbs far from what to be expecting of the Nigeria future. What I see is corruption that we all agrees on. But I did not see one fighting against the corruption for which he was elected. Obviously, the rudeness of our time and the inertia of Nigerians, has make life a worsen stud.

  21. Umaradamu Yusuf

    January 31, 2016 at 5:28 am

    deserve worse than that

  22. Luka Filibus Agapalawa

    January 31, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I enjoy Goodluck administration

  23. Ameh Coldflamez

    January 31, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Na now you know?

  24. Tunobazi Eze

    January 31, 2016 at 8:58 am

    what did u defined by harsh uttrance? and wish of the law is against what u called’ harsh uttrance? it is obvious that Truth is treason in an empire of lies.

  25. Tunobazi Eze

    January 31, 2016 at 9:01 am

    did he has dual citizineship?

  26. Isaiah Daniel

    January 31, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Where is freedom of speech. GEJ . Must abused as a president, not even a fly was arested. Anyway. Exvery thing is CHANGE

  27. annoor30

    January 31, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Oddy4real you re a big liar _ dr danfulani insulting northerns people’s not El_rafai. Or PMB as u say!

  28. nollykool

    January 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Oddy4real iykesaint Senseless act from a man I once respected so much

  29. Bwud2003BABA

    January 31, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Oddy4real It must be for cumulative offenses! Danfulani has always been a mischievous fellow whose effrontery knows no bounds. Tame him pls

  30. nollykool

    January 31, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Oddy4real iykesaint And those that threatened to Soak the blood of Baboons and dogs are busy walking free and some are in power. Mtschew!

  31. Dumle naagbi

    January 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    This is how nazi Germany started.
    Where are the stomach infrastructure human people. Falana is there? Is Sahara reporter?
    All they know is GEJ cos he gave them maximum freedom. They used it to abuse and discredit him. What a country.

  32. simmeonii

    January 31, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    ikhide now you won’t see #Asuu

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