Parents of Student Arrested for Saying Aisha Buhari ‘Ate Poor People’s Money’ Beg for Forgiveness

Aminu Azare

Parents of Aminu Azare, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, have sent a message to First Lady Aisha Buhari over their son's arrest 

Azare was arrested after alleging in a tweet that the wife of President Buhari was feeding fat on poor people’s money 

Shehu Baba-Azare, Azare's uncle, said the student was taken to the State House and reprimanded before he was taken to an unknown location and locked 

FCT, Abuja - Parents of Aminu Azare, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, who was arrested over his comment against the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has called on the first lady to forgive and release their son. 

Azare, a final-year Environmental Management and Toxicology student at the University, had alleged in a tweet that the first lady was feeding fat on poor people’s money. 

Aminu Azare: We are pleading with Aisha Buhari, says arrested student's uncle Speaking on the development, the uncle of the arrested student, Shehu Baba-Azare, said the family are pleading with the president's wife to forgive their son. 

Baba-Azare said this in a report filed by BBC Hausa on Monday, November 28, Premium Times stated. He said the family had no knowledge of the arrest until five days later when their son’s colleague told them he had not been seen for days. 

“The father did not know of the arrest… The following morning on Monday, Aminu (Mr Azare) called his father through a security agent’s phone and informed him that he was being held in Abuja by security agents. 

The father later informed me that the university management (Federal University Dutse) called to inform him that they were not aware of the arrest,” Baba-Azare was quoted as saying.

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