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Audu Maikori Released on Bail

Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori who was arrested by the police on Friday – February 17th, has been released.

A Tweet by his colleague, M.I disclosed the information on Saturday.
Audu was arrested on Friday for publishing a false story on the killing of five students of College of Education, Gidan-Waya. Audu had also written an apology, retracting his statements.

The arrest triggered the #FreeAudu social media campaign.
Advocacy champion, Oby Ezekwesili said she weighed in on the matter by persuading Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna to facilitate his release, adding that it should be seen as a lesson to the public and everyone involved.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said Maikori is being investigated over his inflammatory tweets, adding that he would be prosecuted as soon as investigations are over.
Audu took his twitter to release a series of tweets in which he said he was released because of the support of Nigerians, and he didn’t take the support lightly.

Reacting to Audu’s release, Reno Omokri, former special adviser to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on electronic media, has said that the Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-rufai is more guilty of inciting statements than Mr Maikori.
Omokri made the claims via his Facebook account, giving proof of how Nasir El-Rufai has over the years made really inciting statements.

He wrote:

On November 25, 2014, Nasir El-Rufai, the current Governor of Kaduna State in a tweet questioned whether then President Goodluck Jonathan was traveling to Chad to plot Boko Haram attacks with the Chadian President. On September 8, 2014 Elrufai, via a tweet accused then President Jonathan of funding Christians who masquerade as Boko Haram and accused the then President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor of being the commander of the so called Christian Boko Haram.

On the same day he also tweeted that pastor Ayo had been paid ₦50 billion for the purpose of his Christian Boko Haram whose purpose was to “tarnish the name of Islam”. On July 24, 2014 Elrufai via another tweet accused then President Jonathan of meeting with his terrorists from Nasarawa state. On January 2, 2014, Elrufai alleged that he was number 6 on a list of politicians to be assassinated by then President Jonathan. This is the same Elrufai that has now instigated the arrest of Audu Maikori for allegedly inciting the public by spreading lies. This the biggest act of HYPOCRISY I have seen and I urge you to Google these tweets. Don’t take my word for it.

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