A magistrate court in Kano has remanded a student of Bayero University Kano over a Facebook post criticising a state lawmaker.
Yahuza Tijjani, a second-year student in the Department of Science and Technology Education, has been held since September 30 after he was arrested by the police in Madobi Local Government Area.
In the Facebook post, Tijjani in an apparent reference to the lawmaker, who he did not mention by name, said in Hausa, “You know he’s not well educated, as a result of which he doesn’t know how to calculate figures.
“He said 1230, he later said 1500 and at the ending said 2000.”
In another post, Tijjani said, “I pray to God almighty that the election petition tribunal (will) declare the election of state’s assembly member representing Madobi as inconclusive.”
Local media report that Tijani was arrested and spent seven days at the Police ‘Zone 1 regional headquarters in Kano and the State Criminal Investigation Department before he was remanded in prison custody.