Aisha Buhari is set to testify against Aminu Mohammed, a student at the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa, who criticised her.
Aisha is one of the five witnesses the prosecution has nominated to testify against Mohammed in court, it was learnt.
In the meantime, the police claimed that the offense, which bordered on cyberstalking and defamation, violated Section 391 of the Penal Code.
“That you Aminu Adamu, male of Anguwar Sarakuna, Bauch, Bauchi state sometime between May and June 2022 within the jurisdiction of this Honorable court did intentionally open a Twitter Handle with the name @aminullahie Catalyst and screenshot the image of Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Buhari,” the one-count charge against the student, marked CR/89/2022 and dated November 23.
“And wrote on it in Hausa language ‘Su mama anchi kudi talakawa ankoshi’ roughly translated to the English language to mean ‘mama has embezzled monies meant for the poor to satisfaction’ and posted same on your above Twitter handle for the members of the public to read, knowing same to be false and capable of affecting her reputation. You thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 391 of the penal code.”
According to the statement made by the defendant’s counsel, Kinsley Anga, the defendant will remain in Suleja Prison while his bail application is heard and decided.
Remember that the student in question was arraigned at the FCT High Court No. 14 in Abuja on Tuesday for cyberstalking and defaming the First Lady, and was subsequently remanded in custody.
Mohammed entered a not guilty plea, but he was nonetheless detained at the Suleja Correctional Facility without the chance to post bail.
The 24-year-old, who is from Bauchi State, is said to have been detained a few days ago, which sparked uproar among Nigerians who demanded his release.
The First Lady was “feeding fat on the money of the poor people,” he had tweeted in Hausa back in June.
The tweet read, “Su mama Anchi Kudin Talakawa an koshi,” meaning, “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money.”
The 500-level student was allegedly brutalized, beaten, mistreated, and humiliated by police officers who were thought to be men from the Department of State Services after they picked him up from his school two weeks ago and took him immediately to the Presidential Villa.