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Just In: Student Who Criticised Aisha Buhari Sent To Prison

The student of the Federal University, Dutse, who was arrested after criticising First Lady Aisha Buhari, on Twitter, has been remanded at Suleja…

Daily Trust reports that Aminu Adamu was remanded after he was arraigned at a court in Abuja.

Speaking with BBC Hausa, his lawyer, CK Agu said the court refused to grant Adamu bail.

“Even in the court session yesterday, we notified the judge about the efforts made to have him released on bail, but we did not receive any reply from the police.

“We applied to the court to release the student on bail on health grounds and the fact that he will sit for the exam on 5, December.

“The court has ordered the police to provide the bail application before it for consideration between Tuesday and Wednesday,” Mr Agu was quoted to have said.

Aminu Adamu was taken from the campus on November 8 and detained without trial for his Twitter post on the President’s wife.

“Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi” (The mother has got fatter by eating masses’ money), he tweeted in June.

The undergraduate made the comment four months into the eight-month strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Reports also indicate that First Lady Aisha Buhari has deactivated her Twitter account amid outrage over the arrest of Aminu Adamu as Nigerians continue to drag Aisha, the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) over Aminu’s fate.

Details later….

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