A new report claims that State Security Service arrested a student of the Federal University Dutse over a five months old tweet which has been deemed defamatory against Nigeria First Lady Aisha Buhari.
Peoples Gazette reports that one Aminu Adamu Muhammed, a final year student of Environmental Management And Toxicology at FUD, Jigawa State, had sometime in June posted on Twitter that Mrs Buhari had suddenly added massive weight after taking part in plundering the nation’s meagre resources.
In the tweet dated June 8, 2022, Mr Muhammed lambasted the first lady, Ms Buhari in Hausa: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”, which is translated as “the mother has gotten fatter by eating masses’ money.”
According to the report, Mr Muhammed’s friends who have taken to social media, revealed that he made the post because he was at the time, frustrated about the prolonged strike by universities across the country. The ASUU strike which began in February 14, 2022, ended just last month, October 14th.
According to a family source, the 23-year-old student was picked up by officers on November 8 on the campus ground of Federal University Dutse, Jigawa. He was reportedly subjected to severe beating by the officers following his arrest at about 12:00 noon.
He was summarily transferred to Abuja and was briefly allowed to contact his father Adamu Shalele Azare about his location, which the family thought was a police station. Peoples Gazette was later informed that the State Security Service was behind Mr Muhammad’s arrest.
Culled from People’s Gazette