Kidnap tweet: Court frees false alarmist Ameerah Sufyan over ‘mental illness’

The Magistrate Court in Wuse, Abuja, has granted bail to Ameerah Sufyan.

The Twitter user was charged by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command for false kidnap alarm.

Ameerah was arrested on June 17 after days of search amid Nigerians’ condemnation of the government and security agencies over worsening insecurity.

The citizen claimed that she and 16 other residents of Abuja were kidnapped at gunpoint and taken to a forest.

On June 14, Ameerah alleged that the victims, including three pregnant women and two children, were abducted by men in police uniforms.

On Wednesday, the court granted the defendant bail over mental health issues.

Angry reactions are trailing verdict, with a tweep saying Ameerah could get away with murder.

Ustaz faeez @S_faeez92: “Now Ameerah can kill and get away with that because she has mental problem… Get your mental certificate and do any crime and get away with it.”