Seun Kuti, the Nigerian singer, has lambasted Aisha Buhari over the arrest of Aminu Muhammad, a student who criticised her.


Security operatives had arrested Muhammad, a student of the Federal University Dutse (FUD), on November 18, over a tweet that appeared to mock the first lady.

The tweet posted in Hausa in June 2022 reads: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi”.

The tweet, accompanied by a photo of Aisha, loosely translates as “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full”.


The student was later arraigned on a one-count charge by the police before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court on November 30.

Muhammad’s arrest had elicited widespread backlash as many Nigerians criticised the first lady for what they described as “oppression and intimidation”.

In the wake of the outrage, Aisha withdrew the suit against him and the student was eventually released.


In an Instagram video, Kuti accused Aisha of “abuse of office,” arguing that she should be jailed for her action.

The singer also alleged that the first lady was feeding fat on money belonging to Nigerians.

He further dared her to arrest him.

“Aisha Buhari you’re fat, and it’s our money that you used to become fat. Send your DSS come this side. If you no send that your DSS then you don’t have sense, you be goat. Aisha Buhari you are fat,” he said.


“That woman (Aisha Buhari) should be in jail, if she is not in jail, then there is nothing like law in Nigeria.

“If Aisha Buhari isn’t thrown in jail for abuse of office… she doesn’t even have an office. Constitutionally, there is nothing like office of the first lady…this is an office created to ‘eat’ our money.”

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