Aminu Mohammed, the student arrested for allegedly criticising First Lady Aisha Buhari says he was beaten and taken to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
According to his father, Mohammed, who is a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, said this when he called him from detention
In an interview with BBC Hausa, the parents of Mohammed asked the First Lady to forgive their son.
According to reports, the young man’s arrest is related to a post he made on his Twitter page, where he allegedly posted a picture of the First Lady whom he accused of spending public funds.
Shehu Baba Azare, a younger brother of Aminu Adamu’s father, told the BBC Hausa that they need their son to be released to them.
He said, “We were not aware of it until five days later, Aminu’s friend called my brother (Aminu’s father) and told him that he hadn’t seen Aminu for the last five days.
“The next day Aminu called his father and told him that he was arrested and taken to Aisha Buhari in Presidential Villa and he was beaten and detained. He said one of the security gave him his phone to make the call.
“Adamu (Aminu’s father) also told me that he was called from the university informing him that his son was arrested but without their knowledge. We are begging the First Lady, please forgive him, you are a mother”
According to BBC Hausa, source said the arrest has caused a lot of concern in the university and also among the parents considering the security situation in the country.
The arrest sparked outrage on social media as many people criticised the First Lady, who is yet to publicly comment on the issue.