A high court sitting in Katsina State on yesterday sentenced a 70-year-old man, Lawal Izala, to 18 months imprisonment for insulting the president and the Governor of Katsina state
It will be recalled that the old man apprehended last week for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari.
Mr Izala and two other men were arraigned for inciting disobedience to civil authorities and disrespect to authorities through demeaning utterances.
Meanwhile, while speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Izala said he spoke out of anger when he visited his village and found out that bandits had killed his family members and rustled 15 of his cows.
Making his verdict yesterday on the matter, the court found Izala guilty of two count charges of inciting violence and disrespect for civil authorities.
He was sentenced to six months jail term for the first charge and one year for the other charge.
Izala was however, given the option of ₦10,000 fine for disobedience to civil authorities and N20,000 for the second offence; disrespect to authorities through demeaning utterances..
However, some fellows in the state paid the N30,000 fine and the 70-year-old had been released.
arresting the man was very wrong