The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, to apologize and compensate Aminu Adamu, a final-year student of the Federal University, Dutse, who was recently detained over a tweet criticising the First Lady.
This was disclosed on Saturday in a statement signed by the Ogun State Chairman of Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Comrade Kehinde Damilola Simeon.
The student body said that the arrest and detention of Adamu for almost 2 weeks on the directive of Aisha Buhari was an abuse of power.
Aminu Adamu was picked up by the security operatives for allegedly tweeting an offensive statement against the first lady. He was then secretly arraigned before Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama on Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty and was remanded at a correctional facility.
Following public outcry against his detention, the First Lady on Friday withdrew the case, saying it was as a result of intervention by well-meaning Nigerians.
However, NANS has said the release and meeting with President Buhari was not enough, demanding that Adamu should be compensated with an apology letter.
The statement read in part: “We consider that the meeting of the President with Aminu after his release from detention is not enough.
“Madam Aisha Buhari should apologize publicly in at least four daily newspapers. Aminu and his family should be compensated for the inhumane condition the first family had thrown them into in the last few days.
“These principles are what we consider as the fundamental basis for demanding the release of the unjustly victimized Nigerian student, Aminu Adamu, who had only said nothing but the truth which is visible to all”.
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