Bashir Ahmed, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, assured a Twitter user he will intervene in upturning the conviction of a Nigerian court.
Yunusa Dahiru (Yellow) was sentenced by the Federal High Court in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State to 26 years imprisonment for child trafficking and sexual exploitation of Ese Oruru who he reportedly abducted in Bayelsa in 2015 as a 13-year-old.
Dahiru then took her to Kano State where she was allegedly forcefully married and impregnated by Dahiru.
A Twitter user, Hammad Yusuf Saleh, used his page to appeal to Ahmed to intervene in upturning the conviction of Dahiru by the court which he says was manipulated.
His tweet reads,
“Please Bashir, do something about Yunusa Yellow for Allah’s sake, he is wrongly accused and sentenced, the whole matter is manipulated, we need to appeal for him.”
Responding toSaleh’s tweet, Ahmed said,
“My brother, I do not have the power to do anything against the judgment of the court, but I will try to contact those whom I think are capable.”
Seeing reactions sprung from this comment, Bashir has made an attempt to correct his error with a tweet explaining why he made the comment above. See post here