Aisha Buhari bows to pressure, withdraws case against Aminu Muhammad


By Aminu Kutama

A final year student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Muhammad will regain his freedom after Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari withdrew her case against him.

According to Daily Nigerian, the prosecution counsel Fidelis Ogbobe, while withdrawing the case said the first lady as the mother of the nation decided to withdraw the case, following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.

He relied on Section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the application for the withdrawal of the case.

Ruling on the matter, Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court commended Mrs Buhari for taking the “bold steps” to forgive the accused.

While issuing the release warrant of the student, the judge counseled parents to always monitor their children to avoid recurrence of a similar matter.

Mr Aminu, was reportedly subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, including severe beatings, before he faced charges of defamation of the character of the First Lady of Nigeria over a tweet.

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