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Man arrested for posting fake news on Facebook in Osun



An Osun State Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo has remanded a 32-year-old man, Akinloye Saheed, for allegedly posting false facts on Facebook in opposition to the nation government.

Saheed, a chief of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was once arraigned on a four-count cost of defamation, false information, instilling worry and spreading inciting declaration in opposition to the government.

The prosecution crew led by using Acting Solicitor-General Dapo Adeniji regarded with Moses Faremi, Biodun Badiora, Kemi Bello and Oyedele Akintayo.

Saheed used to be stated to have committed the offence on April 11, 2020 in Osogbo, the state capital.

The cost sheet study that Saheed “did intervene with an govt order of the Osun State Government when you posted on your Facebook web page that “When I accused Osun Government of importing COVID-19 sufferers into the state simply to get entry to fund from the FG many didn’t believe. The stated imported sufferers are now Negative. APC, You Are Not Doing Well.” The statistics you understand to be false and an intent to incite contributors of the public towards the Osun State Government”.

Saheed pleaded now not guilty.

The advice to the defendant, Mr. Bamidele Ajibade made an oral bail utility for his patron assuring the courtroom that he won’t leap bail if granted.

Chief Magistrate, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara, ordered that the accused character be remanded in a correctional facility pending his bail application.

He adjourned the case to May 13, 2020.


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