Mr Lawal, a resident of Katsina State was arrested last week for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari.
According to Sahara Reporters, Mr Lawal and two others were arraigned for inciting disobedience to civil authorities and disrespect to authorities through demeaning utterances.
Mr Lawal told journalists on Tuesday, that he spoke out of anger when he visited his village and found out that bandits had killed his family members and rustled 15 of his cows.
“I spoke out of anger after bandits killed my family, rustled 15 cows,” the 70-year-old man said.
The court that delivered judgement on the matter found Mr Lawal guilty of two count charges of inciting violence and disrespect for civil authorities.
He was sentenced to six months jail term for the first charge and one year for the other charge.
Mr Lawal was however, given the option of ₦10,000 fine for the first charge and ₦20,000 for the second offence.
It was gathered that some kind-hearted fellows in the state paid the N30,000 fine and the 70-year-old was later released.