Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has reacted to reports that her aide-de-camp, CSP Sani Baban-Inna, was arrested for defrauding her of N2billion.
The reports said Baban-Inna collected donations from politicians and business people on behalf of Mrs Buhari but kept the entire money to himself.
However, in a statement issued by her media aide, Suleiman Haruna, Mrs Buhari said 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 also said she had no hand in Baban-Inna’s arrest or detention.
Haruna’s statement said: “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.”