By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Aminu Mohammed Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State detained for criticising Nigerian First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has been released from prison unconditionally and is expected to meet with President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Kabiru Shehu, Adamu’s guardian who confirmed this on Friday, told reporters that Adamu was in Aso Villa in Abuja shortly after his release for a meeting with the country’s leader.
He was arrested over a tweet which the First Lady found offensive and secretly arraigned in court, then subsequently remanded in the Suleja correctional facility in Niger State.
“Adamu has been released. He is currently in Aso Villa and waiting to see President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We are happy about this development and we are happy. We can’t wait to reunite with him,” Shehu said.
The First Lady reportedly withdrew the defamation charge against the student who was remanded after he was charged to court by the police, his lawyer, C.K Agu told reporters. He said Aisha Buhari has indicated interest not to continue with the case.
Adamu, a final year student, tweeted a photo of Mrs Buhari with a caption in Hausa which translates to: “Mama is feeding fat on poor people’s money.”
The tweet was posted on 9th June but Adamu was arrested earlier this month when the tweet went viral.
Earlier in the week, Justice Yusuf Halilu of a High Court of Justice of the FCT ordered the remand of Aminu Muhammad.
Muhammad, who hails from Azare in Bauchi state, is a final-year student at the department of environmental management.
He was arrested by the police over a tweet that appeared to mock Aisha.
The tweet, which was posted in Hausa in June 2022, reads: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.”
Muhammad’s tweet, accompanied by a photo of Aisha, loosely translates as “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full”.
The court ordered his remand after his arraignment the in court.