Aisha Buhari Withdraws Charges Against Jailed Student

First Lady Aisha Buhari has withdrawn her case against Aminu Adamu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, who was arrested for trolling her on Twitter.

Adamu’s lawyer C.K. Agu confirmed this to BBC Hausa late Friday.

The prosecution counsel Fidelis Ogbobe, withdrawing the case on behalf of Mrs Buhari, said the first lady, being the mother of the nation, decided to withdraw the case, following the intervention of “well-meaning Nigerians.”

Moving a motion for the withdrawal of the case, Ogbobe cited section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court commended Mrs Buhari for withdrawing the case.

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