President Buhari’s long-term campaigner charged to court for impersonation, defamation

President Buhari’s long-term campaigner charged to court for impersonation, defamation

- President Buhari’s long-term campaigner Danbilki-Commander is pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of intentional insult, defamation of character and inciting disturbance

- The prosecuting counsel alleged that the defendant also personated as acting for the President Buhari and working to cause a misunderstanding within the APC

-Ekwe, however, said the offences contravened sections 392, 399 and 114 of the Penal Code

A Kano Magistrates’ Court said it would hear the case of President Muhammadu Buhari’s long-term campaigner, Abdulmajid Danbilki-Commander on May 30.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Chief Magistrate, Kabiru Abubakar, adjourned the case when it came up for hearing on Thursday, February 15.

Danbilki-Commander, 58, who resides at Koki Quarters, Kano, had pleaded not guilty to a three-count of intentional insult, defamation of character and inciting disturbance.

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The prosecuting counsel, Sunday Ekwe, had told the court that two Special Assistants to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, Sha’aban Sharada and Bashir Ibrahim, as well as Hafiz Ibrahim, reported the matter to Kano state police command headquarters on January 21.

Ekwe told the court that on January 14, the defendant aired a programme on Aminci Radio in Kano, where he intentionally insulted the three complainants by defaming their character and reputation and called them liars.

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He said the defendant also impersonated Buhari and attempted to cause a misunderstanding within the APC ranks.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 392, 399 and 114 of the Penal Code.

Ekwe however, called for an adjournment to allow the police complete investigation.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari received justices of the Supreme Court at the Presidential Villa on Friday, October 6.

This was contained in a post by Bashir Ahmad who is the personal assistant to the president on new media.

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Source: Naija.ng

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