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22 Mar 2016

For insulting Kashamu, read what happened to PDP member

Deji Babington-Ashaye a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was on Tuesday, March 22, arraigned before a chief Magistrate court in Isabo, Abeokuta for calling Senator Buruji Kashamu a drug baron and jail breaker. According to Vanguard, Babington-Ashaye who was reported to have passed insults at the Ogun state senator on “PDP WhatsApp group” known as PDP match to victory was arrested by police and charged to court for engaging in the act that threatens the peace of the state. Sunday Eigbejiale, the prosecuting counsel, said the accused committed the offence between March 13 and 14, at about 2:30 pm at Opposite community High School , Ogere, Remo in Ogun state magistrate district.
Eigbejiale said, Babington-Ashaye called Kashamu drug baron and jail breaker, challenging him to go to United States of America (USA) and clear the doubt and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249 (d) of the criminal code cap 29 Vol.11 laws of Ogun state of Nigeria 2006. The accused pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of breaching public peace. Bola Oluwole, the defence counsel, said the offence was bailable and urged the court to grant his client bail. Oriyomi Ogunfowora, the Chief Magistrate, granted him bail in the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand naira ( N250, 000 ) with two sureties in the like sum and adjourned the matter till Wednesday, March 30.
Meanwhile, Kashamu, representing Ogun East senatorial district and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state, are not in agreement over the best way to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. While Fayose accused Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of deceiving Nigerians, Kashamu asked the critics to stop destructive criticism and rather offer constructive advice.

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