Aisha Buhari: Aminu Adamu brutalized, maltreated in detention, no medical attention – NANS raises alarm


The National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, has alleged that Aminu Adamu Mohammed, a student of Federal University Dutse, Jigawa, who was arrested and detained by the Nigeria Police Force has sustained injuries from torture.

Aminu was reportedly arrested and detained on the instruction of the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, over a Twitter post alleging that she was feeding fat on poor people’s money.

The arrest and detention of the undergraduate is generating reactions and controversies in the media space.

NANS, in a statement issued by its President, Comr. Usman Umar Barambu, said that despite sustaining injuries, Aminu has no access to proper medical attention where he is being detained at the Wuse Zone 2, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He said, “Aminu Adamu Mohammed had sustained various injuries and has not access any proper medical attention, hence we call on the Police as a matter of national interest and urgency release Aminu unconditionally or be prepare to face the Nigerian Students”.

The statement reads, “On 18th November 2022, the police from Abuja tracked Aminu to the Federal University Dutse and picked him up without any written/verbal invitation or informing the school management or his family.

“Aminu was taken straight to the presidential villa, and he was allegedly brutalized, beaten, maltreated and humiliated by the Police on the orders of Haj. Aisha Buhari, after which he was unlawfully detained in a police facility at Wuse Zone II till date.

“I, with our team of lawyers, met with Aminu at the police facility, and he confirmed the incident to me. Until now, Aminu has not been arraigned by any competent court of law or granted bail by the police.

“We want to, on behalf of all the Nigerian students, tender our unreversed apology to First Lady Haj. Aisha Buhari for the actions of AMINU ADAMU MOHAMMED, which might have caused her and her family pain. However, as leaders and public officeholders, we must overlook some criticism if we want to really forge ahead and do the right thing.

“We demand a detail explanation by the Nigerian Police on why they will go to school premises and “kidnap” a student without due process and take him straight to the Presidential Villa where he was brutalized which violates his fundamental human rights”.