For Criticising Bala Mohammed On Facebook, NUBASS President Arrested, Remanded In Prison

Comrade Aminu Harsanu Guyaba, President of the National Union of Bauchi State Students’ Association, NUBASS Bauchi State University Gadau Branch has been sent to the correctional centre after criticising Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed on Facebook.

The Student in a Facebook post ready deleted criticises Mr Mohammed for enriching himself and his family.

Multiple sources told WikkiTimes that Comrade Guyaba was arrested by police personnel about a week ago.

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“We will explain to people how Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed enriches himself and his children while he left Bauchi citizens in abject poverty,” the students’ unionist wrote on his Facebook account.

After his arrest, the Facebooker was made to face trial before Bauchi Magistrate Court II despite stepping down the Facebook post.

After his arrest by operatives of the DSS, the student tendered an apology, arguing that his Facebook account was hacked.

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His apology fell on deaf ears, as the governor remained rattled by his post; insisting he will deal with him, WikkiTimes learnt.

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 “The presiding judge ordered that Comrade Guyaba be taken to prison and adjourned the matter to 14th June 2022 for the continuation of hearing,” a source familiar with the cases told our reporter.

Special Adviser to the governor on Media, Comrade Mukhtar Gidado did not respond to calls and text messages placed on his lines.

WikkiTimes recalled that the Association of Northern Nigerian Students, ANNS issued a 48hrs ultimatum to Bauchi State Government to ensure the safe and unconditional release of Comrade Guyaba.

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The Association vowed to massively protest the continued detention of Comrade Guyaba, arguing that the action taken against him is a clamp on his right to freedom of expression.

His opponent has consistently accused Governor Bala Mohammed in recent times of stifling descent.

In 2020, Governor Mohammed was quoted threatening a Daily Trust reporter who asked the questions considered too critical.


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