Few days ago, Nigerians moved against the arrest, arraignment and eventual detention of Aminu Adamu Mohammed, a student of Federal University, Dutse who under the command of the first lady, Aisha Buhari, was arrested by the Secret Security Service, SSS following his perceived derogatory comments against president Muhammadu Buhari’s wife.
Aminu Adamu Mohammed was alleged to have posted a picture of Aisha Buhari, and wrote in Hausa language words that when translated to English language, accused the first lady of embezzlement.
His arrest angered many Nigerians who believes that he has the right to say such as the right to freedom of speech and expression still exist in the Nigerian constitution.
However, the call for Aminu Adamu Mohammed’s release which escalated recently after his detention is beginning to die off following the emergence of his utterance regarded Late Deborah Samuel’s death.
Twitter users have dug out an old tweet made by Aminu Adamu Mohammed which he posted when the death of Deborah Samuel was still fresh.
In the old tweet, Aminu Adamu Mohammed posted a picture of a t-shirt with Late Deborah Samuel’s image on it. While captioning the image, he wrote in Hausa language saying that “whoever wears the cloth in Bauchi will be dealt with.”
Twitter users, especially those who are still mourning the death of Deborah Samuel received the old tweet in bad faith. To them, for Aminu Adamu Mohammed to have put out such tweet, it means that he supports the killing of Deborah.
Owing to that, many people who had moved for his immediate release are beginning to back off. Investigative journalist, David Hundeyin is one of those who moved for his release. He actually retweeted the appeal to free him.
However, after learning of his old tweet against Deborah, David Hundeyin has now retracted his plea for Aminu Adamu Mohammed’s release. In a Twitter post, David Hundeyin apologized for retweeting the appeal.