Mr Macaroni demands release of student ‘arrested’ over tweet about Aisha Buhari

Comedian and actor Mr Macaroni has demanded the release of Aminu Mohammed who was allegedly arrested over a tweet about first lady Aisha Buhari.

Mohammed, a student of Federal University, Dutse Jigawa, was reportedly arrested for tweeting that Mrs Buhari had gained weight with taxpayers’ money. The matter has generated controversy on Twitter.

While there were reports that the Department of State Services picked up the student, NANS said he was arrested by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command who traced him to Jigawa.

Reacting in a Twitter post on Tuesday, Mr Macaroni called out the first lady, asking her to release the student and take the matter to court.

He wrote: “Madam First Lady, you are not God!!! If you have any grievance whatsoever, go to court!!! You are not bigger than the Citizens of Nigeria neither are you bigger than the Law!! You should use your power to serve the people not Oppress them!! Free Aminu!!!”

In another tweet, Mr Macaroni wrote: “President Goodluck Jonathan and his Wife suffered so many insults. Even from people who are in this present Government. APC trolls curse and insult some of us here every day. We dey chest am. The ones we can’t chest, we go to court. Madam First Lady stop abusing power.”