A final year student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Babatunde Olusola, has regained freedom after being held for two months at the Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Abuja for creating a parody Twitter account of former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
The chemical engineering student was arrested on the orders of Jonathan and was denied access to a lawyer while he was being detained.
Olusola’s release was announced in a post on Twitter by human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, who that said Goodluck Jonathan had agreed to discontinue the case.
He said, “#FreeShola has just been released from
@PoliceNG detention in Abuja after more than 2 months for creating a parody account in the name of ex-President @GEJonathan.
“The former President has also agreed to discontinue the bogus criminal trial. Great thanks to all! #RevolutionNow.”