KASU lecturer, Dr. John Danfulani granted bail with stringent conditions

KASU lecturer, Dr. John Danfulani granted bail with stringent conditions
By Amos Tauna on February 1, 2016@dailypostngr
From Daily Post at: http://dailypost.ng/2016/02/01/kasu-lecturer-dr-john-danfulani-granted-bail-with-stringent-conditions/#comment-289524

Dr John DanfulaniChief Magistrate court 1, Kaduna, has granted bail to a lecturer with Kaduna State University, Dr John Danfulani.

Danfulani, a lecturer with the Kaduna State University, KASU, is being held for alleged inciting and hateful statements in the social media against the people of northern Nigeria, thereby, capable of causing breakdown of law and order in northern Nigeria and other parts of the country.
It would be recalled that Danfulani was last week invited by the Police where he turned in himself.

Meanwhile, the court in its ruling on Monday said Danfulani is to provide two sureties of 2.5 million naira each and must all be civil servants who must have attained the rank of directors with the state government. They are to submit all traveling documents to the appropriate authorities.

The magistrate, Alhaji Awwal Musa added that the accused person, should also submit all his official traveling documents to the police.

Earlier, the police prosecutor officer had prayed that the accused person be ramanded in police custody to enable the investigators complete their assignment, pointing out that they could not finish their investigation as earlier directed by the magistrate because the days given to them were weekends and were not working days to enable them carry out the assignment.

In his submission, the defending counsels led by Barrister Gamaliel Kore argued that the prosecutor disobeyed the court order that they should complete their investigation by Sunday.

He noted that all telecommunications services provide their service everyday even on weekend and that the police had earlier collected the accused person’s laptop and phones to enable them carry out their investigation. He, therefore, urged the magistrate to disregard the prosecutor’s application.

The defense counsels explained that any attempt to continue the detention of the accused would amount to punishing him before he is convicted.

The magistrate, therefore, adjourned sitting for further mention of the case on 7th March, 2016, after Danfulani was granted bail.