The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari is set to testify against a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Adamu for allegedly defaming her.
Aminu was said to have published a defamatory statement on his Twitter handle against the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The 24-year-old was trailed to his school and was arrested by security operatives and ever since his arrest Aminu has been in detention for nearly two weeks.
He was however arraingned on Tuesday before a judge, Yusuf Halilu, of the Federal Capital Territory High Court at Maitama.
The student during trial pleaded not guilty and was remanded at Suleja prison in Niger State.
In the one-count charge marked: CR/89/2022, and dated 23 November, the police said,
“between May and June 2022 within the jurisdiction of this court, did intentionally open a Twitter handle with the name, Catalyst and screenshot the photograph of her Excellency Hajia Aisha Buhari and wrote on it in the Hausa language… roughly translated to the English language to mean ‘Mama has embezzled monies meant for the poor to satisfaction’ and posted same on your above Twitter handle.. knowing same to be false and capable of affecting her reputation.”
The police said the alleged offence bordering on defamation and cyberstalking, contravened Section 391 of the Penal Code.
In a list of witnesses attached to the proof of evidence filed by the police on Wednesday night, Aisha Buhari is one of the five witnesses assembled by the prosecution to establish the case against Mr Adamu.