Aminu Muhammed: Photos Emerge As Student Who Critiqued Aisha Buhari Regains Freedom

Aminu Muhammed: Photos Emerge As Student Who Critiqued Aisha Buhari Regains Freedom

  • The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has released Aminu Muhammed, the 500-level student who criticised the first lady
  • Nearly two weeks since he was arrested and locked up in detention, Nigerians on and off social media staged an agitation for his release
  • In what seems like a message of appreciation, Muhammed took to his Twitter handle to announce his freedom and thanked Nigerians for their outcry

FCT, Abuja - After much agitation both on and off social media, Aminu Muhammed, the 500-level student of the Federal University Dutse who critiqued First Lady Aisha Buhari via a tweet, has finally been released from police custody.

This development was made known in a report published by the Daily Trust newspaper on Saturday, December 3.

Aminu Muhammed, Aisha Buhari
Aminu Muhammed made a tweet announcing his freedom publicly and thanking Nigerians for their support. Photo: @Aminuwhite01
Source: Twitter

As gathered by, Muhammed was released following the decision of the First Lady to withdraw all charges levelled against the undergraduate student.

It will be recalled that Muhammed was arrested and brought into police custody on Friday, November 18, following his tweet that used sarcasm to criticise the First Lady.

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The tweet, accompanied by the chubby version of the First Lady, reads: “fed fat on poor people’s money.”

Muhammed’s arrest brought about a nationwide outcry from politicians, netizens, civil societies, and other concerned individuals and groups.

Following his release from police custody after almost two weeks in detention, Muhammed took to his Twitter handle to thank Nigerians for their solidarity and agitation for his release from police custody.

Aisha Buhari withdraws case against university student who mocked her

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Aisha Buhari has withdrawn her case against Aminu Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse.

Recall that the student was reportedly arrested and tortured over a post in which he mocked the first lady.

According to the prosecution counsel Fidelis Ogbobe, the first lady as the mother of the nation decided to withdraw the case.

Lawyer shares photo of charge sheet showing offence student committed against Aisha Buhari

Meanwhile, the offence Aminu Adamu was charged with over his tweet against First Lady Aisha Buhari has been revealed.

A charge sheet shared on Twitter by Inibehe Effiong, a human rights lawyer, indicates Adamu was accused of committing an offence punishable under Section 391 of the Penal Code.

The university was arrested over his tweet accusing Mrs Buhari of feeding fat on poor people's money.


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