FG arraigns Mahdi for alleged defamation, inciting public against Gov Masari
Muhammad Mahdi who was arraigned on a six-count charge of alleged Criminal Defamation pleaded not guilty to all the offences.
The Prosecution Counsel in the case, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Simon Lough while presenting the charges before the Court, accused Muhammad Mahdi of the alleged violation of his bail conditions and publishing 32 new defamation episode from March to June 28 2021, against Governor Balle Aminu Masari on the internet.
Count two of the charges alleged that Mahdi accused Masari during an interview granted on Freedom Radio Station for alleged squandering of N64 billion Naira Security Boards of Katsina State.
Count three of the charges bordered on an allegation against Masari by Mahdi who accused the governor of approving N500 million for the APC meetings in Abuja.
The Presiding Judge, Justice A. Lima adjourned the case to 26-27 July 2021 for hearing.