Buhari’s Campaigner Arraigned For Impersonation



President Muhammadu Buhari’s long-term campaigner, Abdulmajid Danbiliki-Commander, was Thursday arraigned before a Kano Magistrates’ Court for impersonating him (Buhari).

Danbilki-Commander, 58, who resides at Koki Quarters, Kano, had pleaded not guilty to a three-count of intentional insult, defamation of character and inciting disturbance.

The Prosecuting counsel, Sunday Ekwe, had told the court that two Special Assistants to Buhari on media, Sha’aban Sharada and Bashir Ibrahim, as well as Hafiz Ibrahim, reported the matter to Kano State Police Command Headquarters on January 21.

Ekwe said that the defendant aired a programme on Aminci Radio in Kano on January 14. He said that the defendant intentionally insulted the three complainants by defaming their character and reputation and called them liars.

The prosecutor said that the defendant also impersonated Buhari and attempted to cause a misunderstanding within the APC ranks. He added that the offences contravened sections 392, 399 and 114 of the Penal Code.

However, he called for an adjournment to allow the police complete investigation.

Chief Magistrate, Kabiru Abubakar, adjourned the case till May 30.


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