Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigeria President, on Friday succumbed to public pressure and condemnation, withdrawing a case against a final year student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Mohammed.
The prosecution counsel Fidelis Ogbobe said the first lady as the mother of the nation decided to withdraw the case, following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.
He relied on Section 108 subsection 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the application for the withdrawal of the case.
Ruling on the matter, Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court commended the Mrs Buhari for taking the “bold steps” to forgive the accused.
Judge while issuing the release warrant of the student, he called on parents to always monitor their children to avoid recurrence.
Mr Muhammed, who was subjected to torture and other ill-treatment, including severe beatings, had faced charges of defamation of the character of the First Lady of Nigeria over a tweet.