Hassan Bala, a 25-year-old has been sentenced to a 2-year term in prison for allegedly referring to policemen as thieves.
Hassan’s sentence was stated after he was convicted by a Yola Criminal Area 2 on Tuesday 21st of September,2021.
Hassan Bala was charged with the possession of an illegal substance which was suspected to be Indian hemp after he was arrested on Monday, 19th of September, in Yola.
Following his arrest, he was taken to the divisional headquarters for continuous questioning and began to rain curses on the police, asserting that they are all nothing but thieves.
Bala futher said that he would rather die than join the Nigeria Police Force because policemen are criminals.
Bala however admitted to calling the Police thieves on Tuesday, 21st of September, and was sentenced to two years in prison by Judge Hon Nuhu Musa Garta.
He also was presented with an option of an N50,000 fine.