Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Security Guard Jailed For Removing APC Bill Boards

The Magistrates Court in Minna in the state of Niger sentenced a security guard, Musa Isyaku, to three months in prison for removing the APC posters in Minna.

Isiyaku, 35, was robbed of a charge of mischief, contrary to Section 327 of the Penal Code.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Ahmed Ali, told the court that Isyaku was arrested on September 8 by men from the Chanchaga Security Committee while he was removing the board meetings.

Ali said the convict, who is also a resident of Chanchaga Community, was handed over to Salihu Adamu, an APC youth leader in the area, who handed the convict over to the police.

The prosecutor said the convict destroyed and removed some APC board meetings located along the Minna-Suleja highway.

He said that when confronted, Isiyaku claimed that the PDP billboards on the same road had been removed by unknown people, so it was better that the road be left without bulletin boards.

When he was read the charge, he pleaded guilty and asked the court for clemency.

The prosecutor, however, had asked the court to try him summarily in accordance with article 157 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Magistrate, Sa'adatu Gambo, ordered Isiyaku to pay a fine of N10,000 or serve three months in prison in case of non-payment to pay the money.

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