Kano state -based musician, Mohammed Yusuf aka AGY was last week jailed for two years for defaming the character of state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in a song that he released.
He sang in the song: “Kano governor has already turned blind, I swear what you did is hurting us, For lucre, governor is more than a thief. For lucre, governor can sell out Goggo.”
After the song went viral, Yusuf was picked up by officers of the law on Monday, June 17, and arraigned before Magistrate Court 72, presided over by Aminu Gabari.
On his second arriagnment on Wednesday, June 19, the musician was found guilty by the court of three-count charges of releasing a music single.
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HATE to see stuff like this! This is 2019. Any individual who feels defamed by any statement made by another person can sue for libel or slander under the law of defamation. It is shameful to see public officers using the machinery of the state to harass citizens and attempting to hinder our inalienable freedom of expression. Anyone who knows the musician Mohammed Yusuf personally should please get in touch with me. We NEED to contend this unjust sentence. #JusticeForMohammed