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TRENDING: Nigerians Demand for Release of Student Arrested on Aisha Buhari’s Order

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Nigerians are unhappy with Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, after she was accused of ordering the arrest and torture of a 500-level student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.

The student, Aminu Mohammed, had tweeted in June, that Mrs. Buhari was seemingly adding weight at the expense of the poor.

He was later picked up, detained, and beaten by security agencies.

A journalist says the wife of the president joined in torturing the student and that in so doing, slipped and fractured her leg.

Nigerians and humanitarian organizations are now requesting Aminu’s release with some using the hashtag #freeAminu.

The human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, says the wife of the president should have sued the young man for libel as opposed to arresting and detaining him.

Meanwhile, the civil society organization, Socio-Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to take the matter to court if Aminu is not released.

Many people have compared Aisha Buhari to the former wife of the president, Patience Jonathan, who was the butt of jokes on social media but did not order the arrest of any of her abusers.

There has been no reaction from the presidency about the issue.


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