Aminu had earlier been charged for offences bordering on defamation and cyberstalking.
The tweet, posted in Hausa, read: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi,” loosely translated to mean “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money,” was accompanied by a picture of Aisha.
Things you ought to know:Recall that the student is in his final year of the Department of Environmental Management was taken into custody on Mrs. Buhari’s orders and held for two weeks before being brought before Justice Halilu on November 29, 2022.
The judge ordered that he be remanded at the Suleja Correctional Center in Niger State, despite his plea of not guilty.
The 24-year-old student, according to the police, broke Section 391 of the Penal Code by committing crimes that bordered on defamation and cyberstalking.
In the one-count charge marked: CR/89/2022, and dated 23 November, the police said “between May and June 2022 within the jurisdiction of this court, did intentionally open a Twitter handle with the name …Catalyst and screenshot the photograph of her Excellency Hajia Aisha Buhari and wrote on it in Hausa language… roughly translated to English language to mean ‘Mama has embezzled monies meant for the poor to satisfaction’ and posted same on your above Twitter handle.. knowing same to be false and capable of affecting her reputation.”
CK Agu’s word: “Even in yesterday’s court session, we informed the judge that we requested the police to grant Aminu bail in time, but they did not respond on weather they would release him or not.
“Therefore, we requested the court to grant him bail on the grounds of ill health and that he will start exams on December 5. And now the court has ordered the police to present the bail request which was filed so that the court can act on the request today or tomorrow.”