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Aisha Buhari Bows To Pressure, Withdraws ‘Cyberstalking’ Case Against Critic, Aminu Mohammed

Overwhelmed by public outcry, First Lady, Aisha Buhari on Friday withdrew the case against Aminu Adamu Mohammed, a final year student of Jigawa state Federal University, Dutse, who had been arraigned before an Abuja High Court for allegedly insulting her on Twitter.

The prosecution counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe told the court that following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians, the First Lady, as the mother of the nation, decided to withdraw the case.

Ogbode relied on Section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the application for the withdrawal of the case.

Justice Halilu Yusuf of the FCT High Court, ruling on the matter, commended the First Lady for taking the “bold steps” to forgive the accused.

While issuing the release warrant of Aminu, justice Halilu called on parents to monitor their children to avoid recurrence.

Aminu, who was reportedly subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, had faced charges of defamation of the character and cyberstalking the Nigeria’s first lady.

The student was remanded at Niger State Correctional centre in Suleja for tweeting that the First Lady was feeding fat on the poor people’s money.

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