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FG arraigns Mahdi for alleged defamation, inciting public against Gov Masari

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The Federal Authorities has arraigned Muhammad Mahdi for allegedly defaming the character of the Katsina State Governor Bello Aminu Masari, his Authorities and that of the Secretary to the state authorities, Mustapha Inuwa.

Mahdi was additionally taken into custody for allegedly inciting the general public in opposition to the trio earlier than a Federal Excessive Courtroom sitting in Kano.

Muhammad Mahdi who was arraigned on a six-count cost of alleged Felony Defamation pleaded not responsible to all of the offences.

The Prosecution Counsel within the case, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Simon Lough whereas presenting the fees earlier than the Courtroom, accused Muhammad Mahdi of the alleged violation of his bail circumstances and publishing 32 new defamation episode from March to June 28 2021, in opposition to Governor Balle Aminu Masari on the web.

The case with the title, “FG vs Muhammad Mahdi and Dialogue International Ltd”, has one rely costs in opposition to Mahdi who accused Masari of squandering N62 billion of Katsina Treasury Funds.

Rely two of the fees alleged that Mahdi accused Masari throughout an interview granted on Freedom Radio Station for alleged squandering of N64 billion Naira Safety Boards of Katsina State.

Rely three of the fees bordered on an allegation in opposition to Masari by Mahdi who accused the governor of approving N500 million for the APC conferences in Abuja.

After rigorously listening to all the fees in opposition to him, Muhammad Mahdi pleaded not responsible to all of them.

The Presiding Choose, Justice A. Lima adjourned the case to 26-27 July 2021 for listening to.

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