A student of Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Adamu Mohammed, who got picked up by security operatives for tweeting that the first lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, got fat off feeding on poor people’s money, has been remanded in prison pending the provision of bail application after his arraignment.
Aminu had tweeted:
“Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.” alongside a photo of the First Lady.
The tweet translates to:
“Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full.“
This was said to have angered the wife if the president leading to his arrest and being remanded in prison.
The counsel to the student C.K Agu told BBC Hausa that he was arraigned in court by the police on Tuesday, November 29, where he pleaded not guilty when the charges against him were read out.
“Even in the court session yesterday, we notified the judge about the efforts made to have him released on bail, but we did not receive any reply from the police.
“We applied to the court to release the student on bail on health grounds and the fact that he will sit for the exam on 5, December.
The court has ordered the police to provide the bail application before it for consideration between Tuesday and Wednesday.”
Recall that Aminu was arrested days after he made a viral tweet commenting on the increasing body size of the first lady, which was reportedly considered ‘demeaning’.
Nigerians and relevant authorities globally, however have began to clamour for his immediate release, calling it an abuse of his fundamental human right to ‘freedom of speech‘.