Facebook comment lands lecturer in detention

Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Malam Umar Shehu on Thursday ordered the detention of a Kaduna State University, KASU, lecturer, Dr. John Danfulani over an alleged facebook hate comment.

Danfulani who has been a consistent critic of the government of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, was detained by the police over a facebook comment that was termed capable of inciting crisis in Kaduna.

About three weeks ago, the management of KASU, where he lectures, had suspended Danfulani over the same facebook comment as punishment.

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In a letter with reference – CR: 3000/KDS/X/D6/Vol.82/150 signed by ACP Umar Kofar-Niasa, the Police had written KASU management to produce Danfulani on 21 January.

Danfulani who presented himself for investigation on the matter at Police Headquarters on Thursday, maintained he was innocent of the charge.

Danfulani ,who spoke via a phone conference with journalists said, “We all know what is happening. I am innocent of these allegations.

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“I am being taken to my house now, they say they are going to take my laptop and search for whatever they want. But I am fine.”

His lawyer, Barrister James Kanyip, in an interview with newsmen disclosed that Danfulani was denied bail and would be detained and be charged to Court Thursday or Friday.