'I Didn’t Order The Arrest Of My ADC' – Aisha Buhari
The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has responded to the story about her Aide De Camp (ADC), Sani Baban-Inna being arrested for defrauding her of millions of naira.
She said she has never sent any of her staff to collect favours on her behalf.
Aisha in a statement on Tuesday said she has no hand in his arrest and detention.
The full statement reads: “The attention of wife of the President, Dr Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has been drawn to some media publications and releases purporting illegal detention of her Aide De Camp (ADC) over allegations of fraud.
“The story as it pertains to her ADC, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Sani Baban-Inna has it that he has been detained on the orders of Her Excellency for dropping her name and defrauding unsuspecting officials and associates. She wishes to use this opportunity to refute such allegation and to state that she has no hand in his arrest and detention.
“CSP Sani Baban-Inna has been her 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 therefore wishes to use this opportunity to inform the general public that she has never sent any of her staff to collect any favours on her behalf or on behalf of her children and will never do so. She is therefore imploring anyone that has been defrauded by Mr. Baban-Inna to get across to him to retrieve whatever he took from them. Mrs. Buhari wishes to reiterate that she will not condone fraudulent behavior by any of her staff.
“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.
Mrs. Buhari is presently in the United States attending the United nations General Summit in New York alongside her husband.
The Department of State Security (DSS), has confirmed that CSP Baba-Inna is in its custody and undergoing interrogation.
Some sections of the media had reported that the wife of the President had petitioned the police alleging her ADC defrauded her of N2.5 billion.
Following the petition, the Police, last Friday, arrested Mr Baba-Inna and raided his home in the Garki District of Abuja.
However, the outcome of the raid and checks on his bank account showed that money of such magnitude was not in those locations.
Not satisfied, Mrs Buhari asked the SSS to take over the investigation.
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