A 43-year-old businessman, Yusuf Babayola, has been remanded in jail custody for allegedly insulting the Lamido Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa.
The person, popularly often known as Turaki, is on trial over the alleged use of offensive phrases towards the Lamido, the paramount ruler of the Adamawa Emirate.
The chief Justice of the Peace court docket I in Yola, ordered the remand of Turaki after he confessed to insulting the Lamido.
The defendant was arraigned earlier than the court docket on a 3-count cost of cyberstalking, use of insulting or abusive language and inciting public disturbance.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Iliya Akawu, instructed the court docket that the Commissioner of Police had on the sixth of February 2022 obtained a letter from Adamawa Emirate Council, stating that earlier within the month, Yusuf Babayola of Sarkin Wuta Avenue, Shinco in Jimeta, insulted the royal father whereas speaking on the phone with one Bako D.D.Okay. of Yola South LGA.
The prosecutor added that the defendant used abusive, insulting, derogatory and heavy vulgar language corresponding to ‘Duru Uwarka’, ‘Buro Ubanka’, ‘Lamido Barkindo ma ya ci duru uwar shi’, amongst others.
He instructed the court docket that such expressions used towards the individual and integrity of Lamido Adamawa are able to inciting civil unrest and disturbance of public peace inside and amongst Lamido’s topics.
The insults had gone viral on social media, thereby inflicting rigidity across the state, the prosecutor alleged.
Counsel to the defendant, Ruth Gbah, utilized for the bail of her shopper, saying that the offences for which the defendant was standing trial are bailable.
On his half, the prosecutor, Inspector Iliya Akawu, objected to the applying for bail, saying that there’s rigidity within the state contemplating the character concerned and prayed the court docket to refuse the bail utility.
The court docket, presided by Chief Justice of the Peace Abdullahi Digil returned the defendant to detention on Tuesday with out ruling on the bail utility and and not using a particular date for the ruling.
Our correspondent gathered that the court docket is being cautious about its dealing with of the case in view of the extensive curiosity and rigidity it has generated. NAIJATABLOID