Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has withdrawn the case against Aminu Adamu Mohamed, a final year student at Federal State University of Jigawa, Dotsei.
On Friday, after the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians, the First Lady, as the Mother of the Nation, decided to withdraw the case, the prosecuting attorney, Fidelis Ogbobe, said.
Ogbode relied on Section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the case withdrawal request.
In his ruling on the matter, Judge Khalilo Youssef of the Federal Supreme Court commended the first lady for taking “bold steps” to forgive the accused.
While issuing the release warrant for Aminu, Judge Hallilu called on parents to monitor their children to avoid a recurrence.
Aminu, who was reportedly subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, faced charges of defaming the first lady of Nigeria.
The student has been locked up at the Niger State Correctional Center in Solija for posting on Twitter that the first lady was feeding off the money of the poor.
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