Aisha Buhari’s social media critic, Aminu Muhammed, has been released from custody following the withdrawal of the case against him by the First Lady.
Muhammed, a student of Federal University Dutse, had posted a picture of the First Lady on Twitter with an inference that she had “fed fat on poor people’s money,” which consequently led to his arrest. He was arraigned on Tuesday and remanded at Suleja Correctional Centre in Niger State.
The family of Aminu Mohammed has expressed their happiness over his release from detention.
His uncle, Shehu Baba Azare, who spoke on behalf of the family in a telephone interview said, “Aminu is right now in Federal University Dutse because of his examination and in fact, we are ecstatic over his release.”
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He said, “Aminu was released yesterday (Friday) and we awaited him because we learnt that he was billed to visit Mr President at the Presidential Villa yesterday night but unfortunately the visit was not possible, later they shifted the visit to this morning (Saturday) still the visit didn’t take place. At the end of it all, they met with Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu who boarded a flight for him from Abuja to Dutse in Jigawa State where Aminu was received by his friends and well-wishers.”
Baba Azare said, “The entire family is extremely happy with his release because we’ve been struggling for his freedom for a long time. Initially, we felt we could not do it until when we committed the issue to public court where we got public assistance from individuals, the media, CSOs and from everywhere. At the end, Aminu is free.”
He said Aminu was taken to school so that he can start preparing for his examinations which starts on Monday, adding that the family is yet to meet with him.