Cursory: The student who said First Lady Aisha Buhari “ate poor people’s money”, Aminu Adamu, has been remanded in prison, the court ordered the police to provide the bail application before it for consideration between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Aminu Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, who was arrested for trolling First Lady Aisha Buhari on Twitter, has been remanded in the Suleja correctional facility in Niger state. Premium Times reported that C.K Agu, Adamu’s lawyer, said he was remanded on Tuesday, November 29, after he was charged to court by the police.
Adamu, a final year student, tweeted a photo of the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari with a caption in Hausa which translates to:
“Mama is feeding fat on poor people’s money.”
Report says that Agu, Adamu’s lawyer, told BBC Hausa Service that the student was charged to a court in Abuja, but he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The lawyer said they had made several efforts since Friday, November 25, to get the student released on bail but to no avail.
“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,” Agu said.
Agu said the court will consider the bail application on Wednesday, November 30. Adamu’s arrest has generated criticism of the president’s wife from Nigerians on social media for allegedly using state security apparatus to clamp down on a critic.
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