“I wish to use this opportunity to inform the general public that I have never sent any of my staff to collect any favour on my behalf or on behalf of my children and will never do so.”
Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, who made this point known in a statement today, distancing herself from media report purporting illegal detention of her Aide De Camp (ADC), Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Sani Baban-Inna, over allegations of fraud, asked anyone that has been defrauded by Baban-Inna to get across to him to retrieve whatever he took from them.
“I wish to reiterate that I will not condone fraudulent behavior by any of my staff.”
The statement which was issued by her spokesman, Suleiman Haruna, said that the President’s wife did not personally order the detention of Sani Babn-Inna for dropping her name and defrauding unsuspecting officials and associates, adding that she has no hand in his arrest and detention.
According to the statement, CSP Sani Baban-Inna has been Aisha’s ADC since 2016 and has been associated with her ever since.
“To the utter dismay of Her Excellency, he has used the opportunity to defraud unsuspecting associates and officials as initial investigations have shown.
“The Nigeria Police Force, his employers arrested him to investigate the allegations leveled against him, this, being within their jurisdiction.
“She uses this opportunity to call on all those in positions of authority to rise above intimidation by their aides and deal with such attitudes as extortion by name-dropping, especially within the Presidency. As she always emphasizes, this government was voted into office based on the trust and confidence of the people.”