Another Blogger Arrested For Criticising Katsina Governor’s Purchase Of Coffins For Mosques
The police in Katsina said yesterday that it arrested Blogger, Jamil Mabai for criticising the purchase of 3000 coffins for distribution to mosques by the state governor, Aminu Masari.
Mabai had criticised the rationale behind the purchase of 3000 coffins at N40,000 each when the governor is yet to pay outstanding salary to civil servants in the State.
He wondered whether the governor wants the people of the State to die with the purchase of the coffins.
Justifying his arrest, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina State, Usman Abdulahi said the blogger was detained for posting that the government bought the coffins because it wanted people to die.
He said: “The state government complained that Jamil wrote that it had bought 3,000 coffins and distributed to mosques and may be it wanted Katsina people to die.
“Any reasonable person will ask one or two questions. This is why we had to invite him to assist the police.”
Jamil’s arrest add to the increasing cases of arrest of bloggers in the country. Last month, blogger Abubakar Usman was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged cyber stalking. Another blogger, Musa Azare was also arrested by the police allegedly on the orders of Bauchi state Governor.