Nigerian activist luggage 7 years jail time period for libel on social media
Ibrahim Wala, popularly often called I G Wala, was on Wednesday jailed by the Excessive Court docket of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for falsely accusing a public official of corruption. The human proper activists accused the top of a pilgrim fee of corruption and went on to march in opposition to the official.
In delivering judgment, Justice Yusuf Halilu discovered the accused responsible on three of the 4 fees filed in opposition to him by the Inspector Normal of Police and the Lawyer Normal of the Federation — and dominated that I G Wala will serve the sentence in Suleja jail.
In response to Premium Instances, the complainant, Mukhtar accused Wala of utilizing his Fb web page to incite the general public in opposition to him and defame his integrity and that of the fee he heads.
The decide discovered him responsible on three fees together with illegal meeting, public incitement and legal defamation of character. He was once more discovered responsible of utilizing his organisation, the Residents Motion To Take Again Nigeria (CATBAN), to type an illegal meeting.
“The place is the doc proving N3 billion made by chairman hajj fee?
“Why has the accused particular person did not tender such doc now that he has been dragged earlier than a courtroom of legislation?”
This was after Wala wrote on his Fb web page that he has paperwork to show the allegation. The decide sentenced him to 7 yers in jail.
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