Police Arrest Personnel for Allegedly Insulting President Buhari, Vice-President Osinbajo and the Inspector General of Police, on a Facebook Post.

Police Arrest Personnel for Allegedly Insulting President Buhari, Vice-President Osinbajo and the Inspector General of Police, on a Facebook Post.

14 Aug 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Mr. Sunday U. Japhet, a Mobile Police was arrested by the Yobe State Police Command, on account of a post he made on his Facebook page on the 9th of August, 2019.

The post read:

“This is Nigeria, with a president who want to fight corruption and tackle insecurities, with the vice who claimed to be a man of God without truth, with many elected senators, with IGP that we think things will change, its a pity for them, those that lead this country, I pray that this demonstration that is going to happen on 14 /8 in Maiduguri, Yobe, Adamawa and other places that mobile police on special duty are going to hold for their allowances be the beginning of something in this great country led by evil men, we are inviting all the media to be there for us, this people call their self leaders are all aware that this money use to be in some people joint account to get interest,then after 3-4 month they pay, no one will say he don’t know what is happening that this money is not paid, God will come down himself to help Nigerian if really this is buhari handling this country this way,i better die for truth then to be, seeing nonsense”.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceYobe
Date of Occurrence09 Aug 2019
Security Agents InvolvedThe Yobe State Police Command
Legal FoundationsSection 39 and 40 of the Nigerian Constitution
Rights ImplicatedRight to Free Speech
Region of Occurrence North West Nigeria

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