An Abuja-based sociopolitical activist, Deji Adeyanju has reacted angrily to the arrest and continuos detention of a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Muhammad by Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari for allegedly insulting her on the microblogging platform Twitter.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that Aisha Buhari’s arrest and unlawful torture of Muhammad has generated angry reactions in the past days.
Aisha was reported to have ordered the unlawful arrest and torture of the student in question because she claimed he had insulted her in his comment on Twitter.
Muhammed had tweeted in Hausa saying “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”, meaning “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full”, followed by an attached picture of the First Lady.
In his reaction, Adeyanju who is also the Convener of Concerned Nigerians called on the international community to stop Aisha from speaking at human rights events going forward.
He wrote, “Aisha Buhari is feeding fat on our money. However, while it is acknowledged that Mohammed’s post only speaks to facts because of available statistics. According to reports; the estimated yearly budget for food & travels for Aso Rock from 2016 till date is: 2016 – N3.27 billion; 2017 – N3.11 billion; 2018 – N3.81 billion; 2019 – N3.39 billion; 2020 – N7.46 billion; 2021 – N6.07 billion; 2022 – N6.77 billion. From these gulping budgeted sums, one can only safely posit that Mohammed’s assertion is the complete truth as the First Lady has been feeding fat on taxpayers’ money used in offsetting budget expenses for Aso Rock.
“Thus, the conduct of the First Lady and the detailed security agencies is bereft of sound judgment, oppressive and unconstitutional. First off, for such arrest and torture of the student to have been triggered through the First Lady is demeaning to the office of the President and does not portray the entire country in a good light to the entire world, in terms of respect for citizens fundamental freedoms protected under the country’s Constitution. In the world over, it has been accepted that torture constitutes a serious matter of concern that threatens the life and dignity of human persons.
“Accordingly, the international community is called to ban Mrs Aisha Buhari from either attending or speaking at Human Rights events in demonstration of their condemnation against the First Lady’s conduct. In this regard, all the Security officials involved in this dastardly act should also be made to face the full wrath of the Law.”
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