A man will be spending time behind bars for defaming the governor of his state.

Gambo Saeed , 28, would spend the next 9 months in jail for insulting and defaming the character of Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State.

Saeed was arraigned following complaints received from Mansur Ali Mashi, Senior Special Assistant (SSA), to the Governor on Radio Monitoring.
Mashi said the accused person abused Masari and called him 'unprintable' names on social media.

Mash said the accused claims Governor Masari influenced the impeachment of the Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, Aliyu Muduru

Saeed was arrested and arraigned for intentional insult and defamation of the governor’s character while inciting disturbance.

Delivering the judgment on Monday in Katsina, Chief Magistrate Abdu Ladan, said the court has found the accused person guilty of the said offences; each charge attracts 3 months imprisonment.

Ladan then sentenced the accused to nine months imprisonment without option of fine.

Saeed resides in Muduru village in Mani Local Government Area of Katsina State.