Nollywood actor and producer, Ugezu J. Ugezu, has slammed the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, over a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, who was sent to prison for an alleged defamatory statement. Aminu Muhammad, who was arrested for insulting the First Lady, was arraigned in court on Tuesday, and sent to prison.
The student’s lawyer, CK Agu, confirmed to the BBC Hausa that his client was arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory High Court No. 14. He pleaded not guilty to the crime he was accused of.
His lawyer had requested the court to grant him bail on the grounds of ill health and that he’s expected to start his final exams on December 5.
In a post shared on Instagram, Ugezu described Aisha Buhari’s action as the height of power abuse.
According to the actor, amidst the insults hurled at former president, Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, he never ordered the arrest of anyone.
He added that the country is currently back to the dark days of military brutality and criminalizing insults.
He wrote: “This is the very zenith of abuse of Power. All the abuses ill-informed Nigerians gave Good luck Jonathan in 2015, he never ordered the arrest of anyone.
“Someone should remind the first lady that IT IS BETTER FOR ONE TO HAVE POWER AND NOT USE IT, THAN USE (ABUSE) THE POWER THAT ONE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE.
“Nigerians rise up…. WE ARE BACK IN THE DARK DAYS OF MILITARY BRUTALITY AND CRIMINALIZING INSULTS”