Aminu Mohammed Adamu, a final year student of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Mohammed, has apologised for criticising the First Lady, Aisha Buhari after he was released from detention.
The student on June 8, 2022, was said to have accused Aisha Buhari of feeding fat from Nigeria’s treasury.
He chastised the First Lady in Hausa, stating in a tweet, “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”, translated as “The mother has got fatter by eating masses’ money.”
The Department of State Services, otherwise called the State Security Services, has detained Mohammed over a social media post deemed defamatory against the First Lady.
This sparked reactions from different quarters including the National Association of Nigerian Students, and many human rights groups threatening protests against the arrest and detention of the undergraduate.
Although, Muhammed’s friends said he made the post because he was frustrated about the prolonged strike by universities that lasted for more than eight months across the country.
Following his action, the final-year student was arraigned and remanded before he was released on Friday night after Mrs Buhari withdrew the case against him.
Expressing his joy after the release, Mohammed took to his Twitter handle to say his apology, he wrote, “I would like to use this medium to express my sincere apologies to those I’ve hurt especially our mother, Aisha Buhari.
“It was never my intention to hurt your feelings and Insha Allah, I will change for the better. However, I’m also grateful for your forgiveness, thank u mama,” he added.