A student of Bayero University Kano, has been remanded in custody by a magistrate court over a Facebook post criticizing a state lawmaker. The 2nd year student of the Department of Science and Technology Education; identified as Yahuza Tijjani; was arrested on September 30 by the police in Madobi Local Government Area of Kano state.
He allegedly spent seven days at the police cell before he was sent to jail by the magistrate court.
Mr Tijjani’s brother claimed that the court may be compromised; as the defendant was denied bail and sent to jail on day one after he was charged. He was later granted bail a week later; on strict conditions that the family couldn’t meet.
Reacting to the news; the lawmaker Kabiru Isma’il said he was offended by the Facebook post made by Mr Tijjani; and instead of taking the law into his hands, he reported it to the appropriate authorities.