Aminu Adamu Mohammed, the student of Federal University, Dutse, who was arrested for tweeting a derogatory comment about First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has been remanded in prison.
Accompanied by a photograph of Aisha Buhari, Mohammed had put up a tweet which read in Hausa, “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.” The tweet simply translates as “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full.”
The charges against him were read out in court on Tuesday, November 29, where he entered a not guilty plea after they were read, according to BBC Hausa, which was informed by his attorney, C.K. Agu.
Agu added that they have tried unsuccessfully numerous times since November 25 to get the student released on bail.
There’s no update on the bail application yet.