Nigerian Student Aminu Released From Prison After Power drunk First Lady Aisha Buhari Withdrew case
Aminu Adamu Muhammed, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, arrested over a tweet on Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has finally regained his freedom.
SaharaReporters gathered that Muhammed was freed on Friday evening.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that Aisha Buhari had withdrawn the case she ordered the police to Institute against the 23-year-old sudent.
Muhammed, a final-year student in the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, had in June 2022 posted on Twitter that Mrs Buhari had suddenly added weight after taking part in plundering the nation’s meagre resources as the masses endured hardship under her husband’s regime.
The wife of the President is known for frivolous trips to Dubai.
The tweet, which was posted in Hausa reads: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.”
The tweet, which was accompanied by a photograph of Mrs Buhari, loosely translates as “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full”.
According to his friends, he made the post because he was frustrated about the prolonged strike by universities across the country.
The strike started in February 2022 and ended in October after eight months.
However, on November 8, the 23-year-old student was picked up by security operatives on campus and was reportedly beaten up following his arrest around noon.
Muhammed was secretly arraigned by the police in court on Tuesday.
The arrest and subsequent arraignment have sparked outrage on social media as many people have heavily criticised the First Lady, describing her action as an abuse of power.
Announcing the withdrawal of the case against Muhammed on Friday, prosecution counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe, had said Mrs Buhari took the action following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.
Ogbobe relied on Section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the application for the withdrawal of the case.
Ruling on the matter, Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court commended Mrs Buhari for forgiving the student.
My view: This young man wrote an article to defend the killers of Deborah Samuel, a university student that was stoned and burnt to death in Sokoto Nigeria. But now the first lady of Nigeria Aisha Buhari is trying to suppress his free speech by putting him in jail, as he cannot prove his allegation of corruption against her. This is jungle justice of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari abusing power because her husband is the president of the most corrupt country in the world. Aisha travels to Dubai like she's shuttling from Victoria Island to Lekki in Nigeria. The little oil wealth Dubai did enjoy between the 1960s and the 1990s was used to enhance other sectors of its economy by building physical infrastructure. Not so for Nigeria, instead greedy past and and present politicians are the ones destroying that country. No Income Support for the unemployed and vulnerable people, what a shame. It is only God that can save Nigeria.