Amosun Case: Man Jailed For Attacking Governor On Facebook

The court hearings of Governor Ibikunle Amosun vs Mr Wasiu Ogunnoiki case at Sagamu Magistrate’s court, Ogun State, continued on September 2, 2014, Tuesday.

The 31-year-old man, who allegedly works as commercial motorcyclist, was accused of engagement in the acts on social media (Facebook), which dented the image of the state’s governor, TheNation reports.


The accused has allegedly used his account to publish information that property owners, whose houses were demolished as per Amosun’s order, did not receive any proper compensation.

Ogunnoiki was also accused of uploading pictures of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sagamu Local Government Area, claiming that the politician in cooperation with Labour Party (LP) chiefs have been mastering plans to impeach Amosun before and in 2015 general elections.

State authorities considered that such posts could “incite the citizens against the governor”.

According to the prosecution, the mentioned acts contravened Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Volume II Laws of Ogun State 2006.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge and applied for being released on bail.

According to the decision of Chief Magistrate, the accused was granted bail of N400, 000 with two sureties in like sum. However, the man was not released immediately, as he could not meet the bail conditions.

The case has been adjourned till December 5, 2014.

Governor Amosun has been recently in the centre of media attention.

The incumbent governor is having a rift between him and ex governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba. Amosun, who is interested in running for second term, last week offered reconciliation to the former governor, assured him of utmost respect.


  1. You can imagine what a Governor is doing to a poor man for expressing himself, and yet his associates are denting the image of the president. That is to say the accusation on the Governor is true. And this APC people should then stop their propaganda.