By: Ahmed Rufa’i Dutse
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the Nigerian Police two days ultimatum for an conditional release of their member, Aminu Adamu Muhammed a final year student in the Federal University Dutse (FUD).
Mohammed was arrested over a Twitter post he made against Mrs Aisha Buhari, the wife of President where he wrote in Hausa language “Su mama Anchi Kudin Talakawa an koshi”, meaning “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money”.
It was gathered that some men in plain clothes suspected to be policemen picked him up and allegedly tortured him. An eye witness who leaked the arrest was equally reported to have been arrested and beaten into coma.
Aisha is being fingered to be responsible for the arrest after the father of Aminu, who received a call from his son, said he told him he was beaten and taken to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The national treasurer of the association and chairman in charge of northwest, Comrade Bashir Sulaiman Limanci gave the indication while addressing newsmen in Dutse
Limaci condemned the alleged arrest and detention of Muhammed who is a final year student of environmental management and toxicology who is billed for his final examination on 6th of December.
The students threatened to take to the streets nationwide from their campuses in protest against the police and the first lady Aisha Buhari’s action.
According to the association “We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Muhammed a native of Azare in Bauchi state since no charge has been brought against him”.
“We call on the federal government, president Muhammadu Buhari, first lady Aisha Buhari and the security agencies to shun the temptation to infringe on the right of the student”, Limanci emphasis.
He said failure to adhere to their ultimatum, students, the human rights commission, civil society organizations will hold massive peaceful demonstration and takes all the streets in the country until he has been release.
The students’ union expressed dismay over the arrest and the continued detention for three weeks now without his being arraigned in court, “this is contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian constitution which says any suspect should be arraign before the court of law within 24 hours after arrest.