The Police yesterday discontinued the case they initiated against Aminu Adamu, an undergraduate at the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, over alleged false claims against the First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari.
Adamu was remanded in prison on Tuesday by Justice Yusuf Halilu after the defendant was arraigned on a one-count charge of making false claim against first l ady, Aisha Buhari
Justice Halilu ordered his remand pending the consideration of his bail application.
The charge read thus: “That you Aminu Adamu, male of Anguwar Sarakuna, Bauchi, Bauchi State sometime between May-June 2022 did intentionally opened a Twitter Handle with the name @aminullahie aka Catalyst and screenshot the photograph of Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Buhari and wrote on it in Hausa Language ‘ Su Mama anchi kudi talakawa ankoshi’ roughly translated to English language to mean ‘Mama has embezzled monies meant for the poor to satisfaction’ and posted same on your above twitter handle for the members of the public to read knowing same to be false and capable of affecting her reputation. You thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 391 of the Penal Code.”
On his arraignment on Tuesday, Aminu pleaded not guilty to the charge marked: CR/89/2022, filed on November 21.
At the resumption of proceedings on Thursday, the prosecuting lawyer, Fidelis Ogbobe informed the court about the prosecution’s decision to withdraw the charge.
Ogbobe relied on Section 108(2)(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) in applying to withdraw the charge.
Ruling, Justice Halilu commended the prosecution for its maturity in the manner it treated the case.
The judge consequently struck out the charge.