Aisha Buhari Withdraws Case Against Boy Arrested For Calling Her Fat
Aisha Buhari, has dropped her lawsuit against Aminu Adamu, a final-year student at the Federal University of Dutse.
Police in Dutse detained Adamu, 24, for allegedly tweeting a disparaging allegation about Mrs. Buhari on his Twitter account.
The reportedly offensive tweet was made by Adamu, an environmental management student, and featured a chubby photo of the first lady with the remark, "Mama is feeding fat on poor people's money."
It was published on Twitter on June 8, 2022. He was arraigned on Tuesday before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama after spending over two weeks in captivity and allegedly being subjected to torture. He entered a not-guilty plea and was remanded to Suleja prison in Niger State. However, with the involvement of well-meaning Nigerians, the prosecution’s attorney, Fidelis Ogbobe, withdrew the case against the defendant on Friday. He claimed that the First Lady, who serves as the mother of the country, decided to do so.
To advance the application for the withdrawal of the case, he relied on Section 108 subsection 2a of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court ruled on the case and praised Mrs. Buhari for her “bold steps” in forgiving the accused.
He urged parents to keep an eye on their kids at all times to prevent repeat offenses.