A Federal High Court I sitting in Abuja, on Monday, struck out a case brought against a 29-year –old pharmacist, Solomon  Akuma, on his Tweet that he would pay a Russian sniper to kill Buhari and his former  Chief of Staff, the late Abba Kyari’’ for being defective.


While ruling on the matter, Justice Folashade Giwa –Ogunbanjo said, there was no valid charge before the court, adding that the matter was diligently prosecuted.

According to her, the case file would be returned to the Director of Public  Prosecutions(DPP) in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation(AGF) and the Minister of Justice for further action.


She said, that the judge did not give protection to the defendant from future investigation.


Defence Counsel, Emmanuel Ukaegbu, had prayed the court to discharge the defendant, who had been remanded in a correctional centre, adding that his client should be released since the matter had been struck out, a request to which the Judge asked the defence counsel to file a formal application.


Akuma was abducted and had been detained at the Force  Criminal Investigation  Department(FCIDF), Abuja, for over 11 months, an action that was widely condemned by activists, lawyers and civil society groups.


Recall that Akuma’s tweets were in response  to a Twitter  post  asking respondents what their  next move  would be if they got $1 million

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