The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, to tender a public apology to Aminu Mohammed Adamu, a final-year student of the Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, who was arrested, assaulted and detained at her order.
Recall that Adamu was arrested by security operatives days ago for accusing the First Lady of feeding on poor peoples’ money in a post via his Twitter handle.
After alleged assaults, the young man was arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama on Tuesday, where he pleaded not guilty.
Aminu was, however, released on Friday after spending about two weeks in detention. He was released after a public outcry against his detention, which forced the First Lady to withdraw the case against him.
Naija News reports that Aminu met with President Muhammadu Buhari before he was reunited with his family.
However, hours after his freedom, NANS, in a statement on Saturday, signed by the Ogun State Chairman of Joint Campus Committee (JCC), Comrade Kehinde Damilola Simeon, charged the First Lady to apologize to Aminu.
The student union said Madam Buhari abused her power by punishing the student in that manner.
However, NANS has said the release and meeting with President Buhari were not enough, demanding that Adamu should be compensated with an apology letter.
The student union said: “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”.