NANS Apologises to Aisha Buhari over Student’s "Unlawful" Arrest

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The National Association of Nigerian Students has apologised to the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, over the arrest of a student of the Federal University, Dutse Jigawa, Aminu Mohammed, by the Nigerian Police.

NANS in a statement on Tuesday by its president, Usman Barambu, said it was concerned with the news of the unlawful arrest of Mohammed by the police on the instruction of Mrs. Buhari.

The statement further read, “Upon receiving the news, I, Mohammed’s family and friends swung into action to trace the whereabouts of Mohammed. After some days of searching, we got the information that he was at the police unit in Wuse Zone 2. I met with Mohammed at the police custody.

“It was alleged that Mohammed some weeks back posted Aisha Buhari’s picture on Twitter with the caption “Su mama anchi kudin talakawa an koshi” (translated from Hausa to ‘the mother has gotten fatter by eating masses’ money’).

“Just like the normal way angry citizens have different ways of expression on the social media. On November 18, 2022, the police from Abuja tracked Mohammed to the Federal University Dutse and picked him without any written/verbal invitation or informing the school management or his family,” Barambu narrated.

According to the NANS president, Mohammed was taken to the Presidential Villa where he was allegedly brutalised, beaten, maltreated, and humiliated by the police “on the orders of Aisha Buhari, after which he was unlawfully detained at a police facility at Wuse Zone II till date. 

"I, alongside our team of lawyers, met with Mohammed at the police facility where he confirmed the incident to me. Until now, Mohammed has not been arraigned by any competent court of law or granted bail by the police.”


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