Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State has insisted that Chocolate City co-founder, Audu Maikori will be prosecuted. El-Rufai, who spoke at the on-going Social Media Week 2017 in Lagos said the music mogul will face the full brunt of the law for publishing “fake stories and pictures”.
“We are going to prosecute him. He was arrested. His statement has been taken. He is on bail. He is going to be prosecuted. His fate will be decided by a judge,” El-Rufai said.
Chocolate City co-founder Audu Maikori was recently arrested by the police over a series of tweets he sent to his followers alleging that students of the Kaduna State College of Education had been killed by Fulani Herdsmen in Southern Kaduna.
While insisting that he has no personal grouse against Audu, the governor noted that prosecuting him would serve as a deterrent to people who spread untrue information on social media.
He said, “It is not personal. I have nothing against him. In fact, he has worked with the state government in the past. But I’m not going to sit as the governor of Kaduna State and allow anyone to post or tweet anything that leads to lost of lives without consequences.”
By Tony Nwanne