Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose’s attempt to get back at President Muhammadu Buhari following the freezing of his Zenith bank account may have turned into an egg in the face moment.
Fayose had on Monday alleged that the President’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari transferred $170,000 to the convicted American politician, Williams Jefferson. “Even the President cannot claim to be an angel “The estate he built in Abuja is known to us. His wife was indicted over the Halliburton Scandal. When that American, Jefferson, was being sentenced, the President’s wife was mentioned as having wired $170,000 to Jefferson. Her name was on page 25 of the sentencing of Jefferson. We can serialize the judgment for people to see and read.”
Fayose’s claim has however been dismissed by a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde.
Speaking with Premium Times, Lamorde said, “I can tell you authoritatively that the Aisha Buhari named in that case is not President Buhari’s wife. It is another Aisha Buhari entirely.
“I was the director of operations at the EFCC at the time so I know about the case very well. I can tell you that it is not her (President Buhari’s wife). That much we established.”
“It is unfair to link the President’s wife with that case,” he said. “She was definitely not the one involved, and Fayose and other Nigerians should know this,” he added.