The presidency has reacted to reports that a Nigerian pharmacist, Solomon Akuma, has been remanded in custody for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari.
A Sahara Reporters report revealed that Solomon had been in detention for over a year for criticizing Buhari.
He appeared in court on Wednesday March 24, but was denied bail.
However, reacting, Presidential Assistant Bashir Ahmad said that contrary to the claim, Solomon was brought to justice for saying he would pay an assassin to kill President Buhari and his former chief of staff.
Bashir wrote on his Twitter page: “For criticizing Buhari? No, a few hundred people criticize the president daily, nothing has ever happened to them.
“For Akuma, this is not a matter of criticism, he has publicly stated that he will pay an assassin to kill the president and the late CoS. We all need to know, there is a price for it.