More details have emerged on how a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Adamu, was trailed and arrested over a post against First Lady, Aisha Buhari.
We learnt that the police track team trailed the 24-year-old to his school where he was arrested.
Recall that Aminu in a post on his Twitter account had accused the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari of feeding on Nigeria’s money.
A police detective attached to the ‘Anti Vice Section A’ in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, Festus Josiah, in his statement filed as part of the prosecution’s proof of evidence against Aminu before the court, claimed that Aisha Buhari’s Aide De Camp (ADC), Usman Shugaba contacted him concerning the defendant’s tweet.
According to Josiah, he works with the office of the first lady as a phone tracker.
Josiah disclosed that his team travelled to Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, on a Monday and trailed Aminu for three days before they tracked him down.
The police operative in his statement dated 19 November wrote “When we got his phone, an iPhone 7, we saw the Twitter account on the phone. We also saw the (alleged offending) post.”
He said the undergraduate was brought to the FCT State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).
According to court filings, Aminu’s confiscated phone has been sent to the Terrorism Investigation Branch, Force Intelligence Bureau in Abuja “for analysis” and “evidential value.”