Aisha Buhari, Wife of Nigerian President has reportedly ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of her Aide De Camp (ADC), Sani Baba-Inna for allegedly being involved in a N2.5 billion Fraud.
According to Premium Times in a report, The Aide De Camp (ADC) named 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 then ordered for the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest and compel Baba-Inna to refund the money, put at over N2.5 billion.
The police officer was arrested Friday and has remained in detention ever since, with relatives having no access to him, family members say.
It is unclear how the president’s wife came about the allegation, but one source told Premium Times of another aide working for Mrs Buhari originated the claim.
An associate of the embattled police officer said 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 commenced.
“The IG said the matter must be investigated immediately and the house of the ADC was raided,” an anonymous said. “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 Baba-Inna.
An associate of 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.”
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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 Department of State Security Services (DSS) to take over the case and get her money back”.