Aisha Buhari withdraws case against social media critic

Aisha Buhari withdraws case against social media critic


Fatimah Idera

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has withdrawn the case against the final year student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Mohammed, following pressure and condemnation by activists,the National Association of Nigerian Students, and other citizens.

The prosecution counsel Fidelis Ogbobe, withdrawing the case on behalf of Mrs Buhari, said the First Lady, being the mother of the nation, decided to withdraw the case, following the intervention of “well-meaning Nigerians.”

Moving a motion for the withdrawal of the case, Ogbobe cited section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

Justice Yusuf Halilu, while issuing the release warrant, called on parents to always monitor their children to avoid recurrence.

Recall that Aminu Muhammed was arrested at Federal University Dutse on November 18, 2022, after Mrs Buhari instructed a team of police detectives to track him down for a Tweet on defamation.


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