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32-year-old arraigned for exposing Kogi State Governor’s Abuja home

32-year-old arraigned for exposing Kogi State Governor’s Abuja home

32-year-old Johnson Musa, was arraigned before a Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court II on Friday for allegedly taking photos of the Abuja residence of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, with a drone camera and posting it on social media, with caption;

“This building is owned by an individual in Kogi where hunger is the people’s first name.”

According to his prosecutor, Musa’s decision to share the photos online threatened and exposed the state governor and members of his family to danger. However Musa’s bail application was opposed, even though he pleaded not guilty to the offense as investigation are still ongoing.

It was also gathered that the penalty attached to the offense was 10 years imprisonment or option of a minimum of N25 million fine upon conviction.
The Chief Magistrate, Alhassan Husaini said by virtue of Section 36(5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (As Amended), the presumption of innocence of the accused was constitutionally guaranteed. He then granted Musa bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum and that the sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

The case was adjourned to August 17th.

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