Police detain lecturer over Facebook comment

Police detain lecturer over Facebook comment

Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:32 pm



Femi Adi/Kaduna

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 comment.

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

In a Facebook post in December, he lashed out at supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, northern leaders, and President Muhammadu Buhari. He also mocked the large number of out-of-school children in the north.

Here is what he penned on Facebook:


To them, APC is a religious party.Northern leaders under the party are demigods and crusaders of their ways of life.These people living in dusty villages of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Jigawa are quick in calling you “Arne or Kafiri” once you express your view on anything their God PMB and his brigade of small Angels are doing.

With their harmattan ravaged faces, rough legs, and brown teeth, they behave like a hard of sheep. All they bragged at is numbers…numbers that is economically useless and a gigantic social menace to Nigeria. A useless number that over 12m kids are rooming the streets with rubber plates begging for food. A useless number spreading polio in the entire continent.

Who amongst them is strong enough to seal my lips on fuel scarcity and hardship we are experiencing? If PMB is your God and support for him an act worship, go ahead but don’t think you can force that on me.

I want to travel abroad, I can’t buy dollars in official quarter, and can’t use my ATM abroad. Is it their fathers money? Am I a thief? Our people don’t steal…no single Southern Kaduna man has any EFCC case. It’s their people that stole this country dry. Look at the names of the thrives and where they came from. Stealing is deeply embedded in their culture. Tics!

Attack the Attacker, and let high skies fall.”

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

In a letter with reference signed ACP Umar Kofar-Niasa, the Police had written KASU management to produce Danfulani on the 21st of January.

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

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

“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”.

But 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 today or tomorrow.

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  • Folake Vaughn says:

    What of the Freedom of Information Bill passed by the NASS? This type of harassing and intimidation goes contrary to the democratic values we claim to uphold.

  • Big Easy says:

    What comment did he make. Let us know the comments. If not do not carry the news as if you know the comments.

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