Hate Speech: Yusuf Ali, SAN backs fine hike
Mallam Yusuf Ali, has said no penalty was too much to impose on makers of hate speeches because hate speech had the potential to destabilise society.
Mr Ali in an interview with punch was reacting to the hike in hate speech fine.
According to him “First, it is when society exists that we start to talk about rights and obligations.
When society goes under, it is everybody to himself, God for us all. We have to look at the consequences of hate speech. Hate speech could cause a war. It could promote communal clashes, which are happening in Nigeria already. It could lead to the breakdown of law and order. And without peace, there can’t be progress; without progress, there can’t be sustainable life.”