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Court remands journalist in prison custody

By Garba Ahmed, Kaduna on 13/07/2017

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A Kaduna State High Court has remanded a former reporter with Vanguard Newspapers, Luka Binniyat in prison over allegation of false publication brought before it by the Kaduna State Government.

Mr. Binniyat who had been on medication, walk into the court room with the help of crutches to make appearance having sustained injuries from an accident.

Justice Bashir Sukola ordered the remand of the journalist after appeals from Barr. James Kanyip, counsel to the journalist.

Justice Sukola said the journalist should be remanded in Prison custody till 20th-July, 2017 for ruling on the application of bail filed by the journalist’s lawyer.

It would be recalled that, Mr. Luka was arraigned before Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Yusuf, in February, 2017 on same allegation of false report in the Vanguard newspapers about the Southern Kaduna crisis.

He was accused of falsely reporting that five students of the state College of Education were killed by Fulani herdsmen.

The report was published on January 24 in Vanguard newspaper before he was subsequently sacked by the paper.

The Chief Magistrate, granted him bail after spending a night in prison on a N200,000 bond and a surety in like sum.


Source News Express

Posted 13/07/2017 05:07:27 AM





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