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Aisha Buhari withdraws case against student who said she ‘ate poor people’s money’

Aisha Buhari withdraws case against student who said she ‘ate poor people’s money’
December 02
18:59 2022

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has withdrawn the case against Aminu Muhammad, a student of Federal University Dutse (FUD).

Muhammad, who hails from Azare in Bauchi state, is a final-year student of the department of environmental management.

TheCable had reported that the student 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”.

Muhammad was arraigned on a one-count charge by the police before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court on November 30.

After taking his plea, the defendant was remanded in prison custody.


At the court session on Friday, Fidelis Ogbobe, prosecution counsel, told the court that the first lady decided to withdraw the case following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.

Citing section 108(2)(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, Ogbobe also moved an application for the withdrawal of the case.

Delivering his ruling, Yusuf Halilu, the presiding judge, commended the first lady for taking the “bold step” to withdraw the case.

While issuing the defendant’s release warrant, the judge urged parents to endeavour to always be aware of their children’s activities.



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