Aisha Buhari finally bows to pressure, withdraws case against critic, Aminu

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The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has withdrawn the case against her critic, Aminu Mohammed, after series of condemnations from Nigerians and rights groups.

The First lady had secured the detention of final year student of the Federal University, Dutse, over his comments that she feeds fat on the masses’ money.

The secret arraignment and detention of Aminu sparked nationwide protest, with many condemning the first lady’s action.

Mrs. Buhari has now withdrawn the case against the accused, according to the prosecution counsel Fidelis Ogbobe.

Ogbobe said first lady as the mother of the nation decided to withdraw the case, following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.

He relied on Section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the application for the withdrawal of the case.

Ruling on the matter on Friday, Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court commended Mrs Buhari for taking the “bold steps” to forgive the accused.

While issuing the release warrant of the student, the judge called on parents to always monitor their children to avoid recurrence.

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