Aminu Muhammed, who was detained for accusing Aisha Buhari of adding weight ‘after eating poor people’s money’ has been severally criticised over his apology to the Nigeria’s first lady.
Aminu, a student of Federal University Dutse, had posted a picture of the First Lady on Twitter with an inference that she had “fed fat on poor people’s money,” which consequently led to his arrest. He was arraigned on Tuesday and remanded at Suleja Correctional Centre in Niger State.
Aminu, who was released from custody on Friday following the withdrawal of the case against him by the First Lady, had on Sunday taken to his Twitter handle to beg for forgiveness over his earlier tweet on President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife.
“I would like to use this medium to express my sincere apologies to those I’ve hurt especially our mother, Aisha Buhari it was never my intention to hurt your feelings and insha Allah I will change for the better. However, I’m also grateful for your forgiveness, thank u mama, ” Aminu tweeted @aminullahie.
But his latest tweet did not go down well with many Twitter users who had campaigned for his freedom whilst in detention.
Rights activist and convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, expressed anger over Aminu’s recent post on Twitter.
“See the idiot we were all calling for his release. Shege!” Adeyanju tweeted.
On his part, renowned investigative journalist, David Hundeyin, said he was not surprise over Aminu tweet.
“As soon as his tweet in support of Deborah’s murder emerged, Buhari’s people suddenly let him go after initially charging him to court, and Aisha Buhari is now his “mother.
” No problem shall,” he said.
Also another activist, Rino Oduala wrote in response to Aminu’s apology :” Your mother who had you kidnapped and violated your human rights? God will help you.”
However, some Twitter users said there was nothing wrong in apologising to the First Lady.
“She’s First lady and by extension your national mother. It’s a fact regardless of how you may feel about it,” @Zab_bako tweeted.
“It is good that you’ve acknowledged your mistake and apologised. I pray that other youths will also understand that good manners and respect for elders are critical to their growth as a people.
” Wishing you all the best in your exams, ” said Yakubu Wudil.