Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the arrest of her own Aide De Camp, after accusing him of defrauding her, PREMIUM TIMES writes.
The president’s wife is alleging that Sani Baba-Inna, a chief superintendent of police, received huge donations from politicians and business people on her behalf and then kept the cash to himself.
Mrs Buhari therefore requested the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest and compel Mr. Baba-Inna to refund the money, estimated to be over N2.5billion.
The police officer was arrested Friday and has remained in detention ever since, with relatives having no access to him, family members say.
An associate of the embattled police officer said Mr. Baba-Inna strongly denied the allegation, saying he received no donation from anyone on behalf of his boss.
Immediately the police received the petition from Mrs Buhari, the ADC was arrested on Friday last week and investigation launched.
“The IG said the matter must be investigated immediately and the house of the ADC was raided,” a sources told PT.
“Shockingly, investigators only found N1,200 cash in the House. His bank account was also investigated and had only a balance of N30,000 while the transaction records showed that most credits to the account were his salaries and allowances.”
The police, it was gathered, concluded that Mrs Buhari must have been wrongly informed as there was nothing to show or prove that such huge sums of money was in the custody of Mr Baba-Inna.
An associate of Mr. Baba-Inna said the police contacted those named as donors of the controversial funds but that they all denied making the donations attributed to them.
“For instance, one of those named was the IG of Police himself,” the source said. “But the IG said he has never passed any money through Baba-Inna.”
When Mrs Buhari was informed of the outcome of police investigation, the source said the first lady flared up and accused the police of colluding “to protect one of their own”.
She then reportedly asked the State Security Service (DSS) to take over the case and get her money back”, after which the DSS operatives reportedly took custody of Mr Baba Inna.
While the spokesperson of the police, Jimoh Moshood, said he is not aware of the case, Hassana, the wife of Mr Baba-Inna confirmed her husband’s arrest.
Mrs Buhari is presently in New York with the president attending the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.