Aminu had posted a picture of the first lady with a caption in Hausa that read; ”Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”; translated as “the mother has got fatter by eating masses’ money.”
Angered by this, security operatives on the order of the first lady were said to have arrested Aminu from his school on November 8 at about 12:00 noon. Aminu was reportedly subjected to severe beating by the officers following his arrest.
Muhammed’s friends said he made the post because he was frustrated about the prolonged strike by universities across the country.
News of his arrest has since generated public condemnation with many describing the first lady as a “tyrant”.