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SOKOTO: Tambuwal’s special adviser’s son, others jailed over nude video

A MAGISTRATE Court in Sokoto yesterday, convicted Aminu Tafida, son of the Special Adviser on Social Investments to Governor Aminu Tambuwal and two others over the circulation of a nude video among others.

Chief Magistrate Shu’aibu Ahmad sentenced them to a four-year and six-month imprisonment.

The court, however, gave them the option of fine in the sum of N400, 000 each, including compensation for the circulation of an 18-second nude video, criminal conspiracy, abetment, sales and printing of an obscene book.

The other convicted persons are Umar Abubakar and Masaud Gidado.

In his sentence, Magistrate Shu’aibu said he had taken into consideration that the defendants were first-time offenders and would be lenient.

The magistrate said for the offences of indecent act which goes contrary to Section 171 of Sokoto State Penal Code the defendants were sentenced to pay a fine of N200, 000 each which default will lead to two-year imprisonment.

He said for the offence of sharing and sales of an obscene book, the defendants were sentenced to pay N50, 000 each for which defiant will lead to two-year imprisonment.

He further said for the offence of abatement, Section 48 of the Sokoto Penal Code provides N50, 000 or conviction for six months in the case of defiance.

The chief magistrate also said each of the defendants is to pay N100, 000 compensation to the complainant.

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