Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari, has withdrawn a defamation suit against Aminu Mohammed,a final year student of the Federal University, Dutse.
This is coming after series of backlash from the detention and arraignment of Mohammed by activists, Amnesty International, the National Association of Nigerian Students, and other citizens.
The prosecution counsel Fidelis Ogbobe, while withdrawing the case on behalf of Mrs Buhari, asserted that Mrs Buhari being the mother of the nation, decided to withdraw the case, following the intervention of “well-meaning Nigerians.”
Ogbobe while moving a motion for the withdrawal of the case, cited section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
The FCT High Court Justice, Yusuf Halilu commended the First Lady for withdrawing the case.
Jsutice Halilu, while issuing the release warrant, advised parents to always monitor their children to avoid recurrence.
It would be recalled that Aminu Muhammed was arrested at Federal University Dutse on November 18, 2022, after Mrs Buhari instructed a team of police detectives to track him down.