Ahmed Abdulmumini, 39, was arrested by the Katsina State Police Command for reportedly cyberstalking a governor’s aide.
According to SP Gambo Isah, a spokesman for the state police command, Abdulmumini was arrested after Governor Aminu Masari’s Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, filed a complaint.
According to Isah, the governor’s aide said that the suspect sent him nasty emails.
Umar claimed that he saw the offensive message while going through various goodwill messages sent to him by people on his 55th birthday on October 25, 2021.
“Abdulmumini was consequently arrested; he confessed during interrogation to have sent the e-mail. He has committed an offence under Section 24 (1) A & B of the Cybercrime Act, 2015,” he said The suspect, who was paraded at the police command headquarters, Katsina, on Tuesday, said he never meant to insult the governor’s aide with the message. He said in Hausa “It is true I sent the email to him, but my intention was not to deride or defame him.