The magistrate Court in Wuse, Abuja on wednesday has granted bail to Ameerah Sufyan.
Ameerah will spend one year in psychiatric care after pleading guilty on Wednesday to posting false information about her kidnap thereby misleading the public and the police.
Ameerah who is also a 300-level student of Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria admitted to the offence on Wednesday upon her arraignment by the Nigeria police, before the Magistrate court Wuse, Abuja.
After pleading guilty, the Police counsel, James Idachaba, urged the court to give the suspect non-custodial imprisonment, in line with Section 44 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
Idachaba held that a medical report obtained by the police showed she had a mental illness as at the time she shared her fake kidnap story on June 14 through her Twitter page.
The prosecution counsel further prayed the court to put the lady under police supervision for now.
Her lawyer did not oppose the submission of the prosecution.
Subsequently, Magistrate Chukwuemeka Nweke ordered that she should be released conditionally to a probation officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Hauwa Ibrahim, for 12-month psychiatric care.
Recall that the twitter user was charged by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command for false kidnap alarm, DAILY GIST reports.
Ameera hwas arrested on June 17 after days of search amid Nigerians’ condemnation of the government and security agencies over worsening insecurity.
The citizen claimed that she and 16 other residents of Abuja were kidnapped at gunpoint and taken to a forest.
14, Ameerah alleged that the victims, including three pregnant women and two children, were abducted by men in police uniforms.
However In its ruling on Wednesday, the court granted the defendant bail over mental health issues.
Meanwhile, the FCT Police on Wednesday said the outcome of her medical evaluation will be made available to the public
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