Nollywood filmmaker, Ugezu J Ugezu has reacted to the Nigerian student who was sent to prison over Aisha Buhari tweet.
Recall that a student of the Federal University, Dutse Jigawa, Aminu Mohammed, was sent to the Suleja Correctional Centre in Niger State after tweeting about the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari.
The student was arraigned at the FCT High Court No. 14 in Abuja on Tuesday for cyber stalking where he was denied bail despite pleading not guilty to the charges filed against him.
Mohammed was allegedly arrested on the orders of the First Lady a few days ago sparking outrage by Nigerians with many calling for his release.
Mohammed had in June tweeted in Hausa that the First Lady was feeding fat on the poor people’s money.
The tweet reads, “Su mama Anchi Kudin Talakawa an koshi,” meaning, “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money.”
The 500-level student was picked up from his school and taken straight to the Presidential Villa where he was allegedly brutalized, maltreated and humiliated by the police suspected to be men belonging to the Department of State Services.
Speaking with BBC Hausa, Mohammed’s lawyer, CK Agu, said, “Even in the court session yesterday, we notified the judge about the efforts made to have him released on bail, but we did not receive any reply from the police.
“We applied to the court to release the student on bail on health grounds and the fact that he will sit for the exam on December 5. The court has ordered the police to provide the bail application before it for consideration between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Justice Yusuf Halilu ordered the defendant to be remanded in Suleja Prison pending the hearing and determination of his bail application.
Reacting to this, Ugezu J Ugezu said: “This is the very zenith of abuse of Power.
All the abuses ill informed Nigerians gave Good luck Jonathan in 2015, he never ordered the arrest of anyone.
Someone should remind the first lady that IT IS BETTER FOR ONE TO HAVE POWER AND NOT USE IT, THAN USE (ABUSE) THE POWER THAT ONE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE.
Nigerians rise up…. WE ARE BACK IN THE DARK DAYS OF MILITARY BRUTALITY AND CRIMINALIZING INSULTS.”