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Coalition Of Political Parties To Offer Legal Services To Nigerian Student Detained, Assaulted For Criticising Aisha Buhari

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November 30, 2022

The group also demanded his immediate release.

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says it will offer free legal services to the final year student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Mohammed who was illegal detained on the orders of the Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari for criticising her.

The group also demanded his immediate release.

SaharaReporters earlier reported that policemen acting on the orders of the Aide-De-Camp to Mrs Aisha Buhari, Usman Shugaba, arrested the 23-year-old student for tweeting that the wife of President was feeding fat on poor people’s money.

The tweet, which was posted in Hausa reads: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.”

The tweet, which was accompanied by a photograph of Mrs Buhari, loosely translates as “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full”.

According to his friends, he made the post because he was frustrated about the prolonged strike by universities across the country.

However, on November 8, 23-year-old Muhammed was picked up by security operatives on campus and was reportedly beaten up following his arrest around noon. Mrs Kazeem on her part was arrested and beaten into coma for allegedly leaking secrets.

 

Reacting in statement by CUPP's spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere, the group said there was no basis for the arrest of the student, adding that public officers should always seek redress in law court whenever they felt wronged by the citizens.

The CUPP spokesman, while expressing regrets that the student missed his examination because of his detention, said the opposition coalition will offer him free legal services to enforce his fundamental human rights.

 

He said, “The government and security agencies must release the boy from illegal detention so that he can join his colleagues to continue his examination.

 

“The CUPP is offering free legal support to the detained student to enforce his fundamental human rights to freedom of expression and freedom of movement and fight his illegal detention.”