Nigerian man jailed 2years for calling policemen thieves

A Nigerian man has been jailed for referring to policemen as thieves. The man, Bala Hassan was hauled behind bars for allegedly saying that all police officers attached to the Jimeta Police Division were thieves.

According to the First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by Inspector Danjuma Hamidu, Hassan had said he would rather die than join the Nigeria Police Force because policemen are criminals.

As shared by Instablog9ja, court papers indicate that Bala was arrested in Yola on Monday during a crime prevention patrol led by Inspector Ishaya Buba of Jimeta Police Division and charged with being in possession of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

The Police said he was unable to give a satisfactory account of himself and that when brought to the Divisional headquarters for further investigation, he rained curses on the police, saying all of them are nothing but thieves.

In court on Tuesday, Bala admitted calling police officers thieves, and Hon Nuhu Musa Garta the judge sentenced him to two years in prison with an option of N50,000 fine.


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