Aminu Muhammad, a student of Federal University Dutse (FUD), has been remanded in prison over his tweet on Aisha Buhari.
Muhammad, who hails from Azare in Bauchi state, is a final-year student at the department of environmental management.
He had tweeted in Hausa in June 2022: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.”
Muhammad’s tweet which was accompanied by a photo of Aisha, translates as “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full”.
According to BBC Hausa, C.K. Agu, Muhammad’s lawyer, said the order for his remand was given on Tuesday when he was arraigned before a high court in the federal capital territory (FCT).
“He is currently being held in Suleja prison before the bail application is heard,” the lawyer was quoted as saying.