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Reactions as singer bags 2 years jail term for defaming Kano governor in song

-A singer based in the northern part of Nigeria has gotten himself into trouble for some disturbing lyrics in his song

-The young man was sentenced to two years in prison

-Reacting, social media users wondered if there was freedom of speech in the country

The singer identified as Mohammed Yusuf aka AGY, earned himself two years in prison for defaming the character of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, in a song that has since gone viral.

Recall that Legit.ng previously gathered that Yusuf was picked up by officers of the law on Monday, June 17, arraigned before Magistrate Court 72, presided over by Aminu Gabari.

In a summary trial that took place on Wednesday, June 19, the music star was found guilty by the court of three-count charges of releasing a music single without the due approval of the Kano State Censorship Board, releasing a music video without obtaining the same approval and defamation of the character of the incumbent governor of the state.

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Reacting to the sentence of the music act, Nigerians on social media wondered if freedom of speech is truly guaranteed in the country.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered the report of Nigerian singer Naira Marley, who regained his freedom from the custody of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), after spending several weeks in detention. The music star was spotted with his mother and some members of his crew.

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