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Court sentences PDP youth leader to two-year imprisonment for attacking Buhari, SGF on Facebook 

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Court sentences PDP youth leader to two-year imprisonment for attacking Buhari on Facebook 



A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State on Monday, convicted the Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Hong Local Government Area, Ikamu Kato, for insulting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The PUNCH had reported that Kato was remanded in prison custody in a case allegedly instituted by Mustapha loyalists under the aegis of Adamawa Concerned Citizens, headed by Husseini Gambo.

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The PDP youth leader was invited and arraigned before the court by the Department of State Services through the office of the state Attorney General last week.

A livid Kato had taken to Facebook after Boko Haram attacked Dabna community, killing over 20 persons, and called out the SGF and Buhari over their failure to secure the lives of residents of his council, especially where the SGF also hails from.

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The Chief Magistrate, Dimas Elishama, after taking a plea of guilt from Kato, on Monday, convicted and sentenced him to one-year imprisonment on each of the offences, for use of insulting and abusive words with an option of N25,000 fine.

The magistrate said that the court had considered the plea of the convict to temper justice with mercy, his conduct during the trial, his apology, adding that he would not be left to go Scot-free, but be punished to serve as a deterrent to others.

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