Popular Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has slammed Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, for allegedly ordering the arrest and detention of a Nigerian student, Aminu Muhammed, for an alleged defamatory social media post.
Recall that Muhammed, a final-year student at the Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology at the Federal University of Dutse in Jigawa State, tweeted in Hausa in June; “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi, loosely translated as the mother has gotten fatter by eating masses’ money.”
Blueprint gathered that Aminu had tweeted his displeasure following the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’s prolonged strike action due to the Federal Government’s failure to honour its agreement with the union.
Muhammed was alledly picked up by police officers on campus on November 8, 2022 and beaten up after his arrest around 12 noon.
Yesufu commented on the development on her YouTube channel on Sunday, describing Muhammed’s arrest as “unconstitutional and outrageous.”
“Aisha Buhari should be ashamed of herself. This is so unlawful. Her husband has thrown 63% of Nigerians into multidimensional poverty. Haven’t they grown fat over the sweat of Nigerians? They have been thrown into multidimensional wealth. Who is she to arrest people for telling her to have eaten the riches of the poor?
“If she is this powerful, why wouldn’t she use her power to rescue Nigerians in captivity? A number of girls taken away from Federal Government College Yawuri over a year now. You throw people into poverty. Nigerians aren’t secure. Yet you use your little nonsensical power to arrest somebody.
“You should have told your husband not to be contesting. You voted for the abysmal failure that’s Nigerian President and yet you’re saying people shouldn’t talk. You oppress people because you have the power. But I don’t blame you, I blame Nigerians,” Yesufu said.