Mr. Luka Binniyat, a former reporter with Vanguard Newspaper has been remanded in prison custody over allegations of false publication.
A Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna gave the order over allegation of the false publication brought before it by the Kaduna State Government.
Mr. Binniyat who had been on medication, walk into the court room with the help of crutches to make appearance having sustained injuries from an accident.
Justice Bashir Sukola ordered the remand of the Journalist after appeals from Barr. James Kanyip, counsel to the Journalist.
Justice Sukola said the Journalist should be remanded in Prison custody till 20th-July, 2017 for ruling on the application of bail filed by the Journalist’s lawyer.
The Kaduna State had dragged the Journalist to court on two count charges over publication in Vanguard Newspaper of alleged killings of five students of College of Education Gidan-Waya published on 22nd January, 2017.
The Journalist is been charge of breach of public peace and injurious falsehood punishable under sections 114 and 393 of the penal code laws of Kaduna State.
The Journalist however pleaded not guilty to the charges and the case adjourned to 20th July, 2017 for ruling on the bail application.