Social media commentator, IG Wala sentenced seven years for criminal defamation

IG Wala

An FCT High Court has sentenced social media commentator, Ibrahim Garba Wala to seven years imprisonment over offences bordering on criminal defamation and public incitement.

Justice Yusuf Halilu on Monday convicted Ibrahim Garba Wala, who is the convener of Citizens Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN) in three of the four-count charges brought against him by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

Justice Halilu convicted him with managing unlawful association, public incitement and defamation of character over social media posts against the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammed.

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