Facebook comment: Police Detains KASU lecturer

Facebook comment: Police Detains KASU lecturer


Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Mallam Umar Shehu yesterday ordered the detention of Dr. John Danfulani, a critic of the government of Mallam Nasir El Rufai, over an alleged  face book comment he  was accused of writing, which the Police said was capable of inciting crisis.

The Vice Chancellor of Kaduna State University, Professor Willam Qurix had suspended Danfulani on the 8th of January, over the said commend, which is yet to be made public.

Danfulani had addresse a Press Conference in Kaduna in August last year under  the banner of Centrum Initiative for Development and Fundamental Rights, CENTRUM, in which he said of El Rufai as being “highhanded and unfair” to citizens of the state.

He has also kicked against what he said was the “unjust massacre” of Nigeria Shiite after a bloody encounter between the Nigeria Army and the Shiite left scores death last December in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The Police had written Qurix to produce Danfulani on the 21st of January in a letter with reference – CR: 3000/KDS/X/D6/Vol.82/150 signed ACP Umar Kofar-Niasa.

According to our findings, Danfulani was in India at the time the police was looking for him, but he promptly returned on Wednesday, three days when he read about the invitation.

Speaking to newsmen at the Police Headquarters  before he was taken away, he said he was innocent of the charge.

 “We all know what is happening. I am innocent of these allegation, not say that I have never made critical statements before now”, he told our reporter, who had been monitoring the development.

“I am being taken to my house now”, he told Vanguard on phone, after our reporter had left to file this story. “They say they are going to take my laptop and search for whatever they want. But I am fine”, he said, “there is nothing to worry about”, he maintained.

It was confirmed by his lawyer, Barrsiter James Kanyip, that Danfulani was denied bail and would be detained and be charged to Court today (Friday).


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