First Lady of Nigeria, Madam Aisha Buhari to testify against student over viral body shaming tweet
It has been heard that Aisha Buhari, the president’s wife, would testify against Aminu Mohammed, a student at the Federal University of Dutse Jigawa, who criticised her on Twitter.
On November 30, news outlets reported that the aforementioned student had been remanded in custody after being charged with cyberstalking and defaming the First Lady before the FCT High Court No. 14 in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mohammed, while entering a not guilty plea, was still detained at the Suleja Correctional Facility without the chance to post bail.
The 24-year-old, who is from Bauchi State, was purportedly detained a few days ago on the First Lady’s instructions, which infuriated Nigerians and led to many of them appealing for his release.
Back in June, he had tweeted in Hausa that the First Lady was becoming fat off the money of the underprivileged.
Su mama Anchi Kudin Talakawa a koshi, which translates to “Mama has eaten fat on poor people’s money,” was the tweet’s first line.
The 500-level student was allegedly brutalised, assaulted, mistreated, and humiliated by police officers who were thought to be personnel from the Department of State Services when they picked him up from his school two weeks ago and took him immediately to the Presidential Villa.
Aisha is one of five witnesses gathered by the prosecution to testify against Mohammed in court, according to material that has just become accessible. The police claim that the act touching on defamation and cyberstalking violated Section 391 of the Penal Code.
The student is accused of one count, which is marked CR/89/2022 and dated November 23. It states, “That you Aminu Adamu, male of Anguwar Sarakuna, Bauch, Bauchi state sometime between May and June 2022 within the jurisdiction of this Honorable court did intentionally open a Twitter Handle with the name @aminullahie Catalyst and screenshot the image of Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Buhari and wrote on it in Hausa and uploaded it on your aforementioned Twitter profile for the world to read, knowing it to be untrue and potentially damaging to her image. She commented on it in Hausa, “Su mama anchi kudi talakawa ankoshi,” which approximately translates to “mother has embezzled money meant for the poor to satisfaction.”
As a result, you broke a law that’s criminal under Section 391 of the penal code.
According to the statement made by the defendant’s attorney, Kinsley Anga, the defendant will remain in Suleja Prison until his bail application is heard and decided.