Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Nigerians Slam Aisha Buhari, Police Over Arrest Of Student Who Commented On Her Weight

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First Lady, Aisha Buhari has been lambasted by social media users over the arrest of a young Nigerian man for commenting on her weight.

Aminu Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State had in June 2022 tweeted “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi” (The mother has got fatter by eating masses’ money).

Aminu’s friends said the tweet was in protest of the eight-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The industrial action infuriated thousands of students so much that they made comments, videos, and organised rallies against the government.

After the revelation of Aminu’s ordeal by Peoples Gazette, Nigerians are clamouring for his immediate trial or release.

The 23-year-old, arrested within campus around 12 noon on November 8, was only allowed to speak to his father, Shalele Azare Adamu.

As of Sunday night, Aisha Buhari was trending on Twitter with more than 60,000 mentions as users mount pressure on the authorities to free the student.

Legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong said it is petty, ridiculous and unconstitutional for the DSS to hold a citizen for “mockery”.

Effiong insists Nigeria is not Iran, North Korea or China and vowed that reckless abuse of power will not be tolerated.

The rights activist stated that Mrs Aisha Buhari should have taken Muhammed to court for libel if she felt defamed.

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