Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has denied any involvement in the arrest of her Aide-De-Camp, Sani Baban-Inna.
The news made the rounds on Tuesday that Mrs Buhari ordered the arrest of her ADC over allegations of fraud.
However, in a statement issued by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna, late Tuesday, she claimed to have no knowledge of the arrest.
The statement, read in part, “The attention of wife of the President, Dr Mrs 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 levelled 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”
Mrs Buhari also urged everyone that Baban-Inna has defrauded to get back whatever he took from them.
“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 behaviour 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”