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Police says it gave two cars to Mrs. Aisha Buhari for security use only. The President’s wife says she still uses her personal cars

President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife Mrs. Aisha Buhari

In a statement issued by the Nigeria Police Force through its spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, the police accused Senator Isah Misau, the Chairman Senate Committee on Navy, of spreading falsehood over his allegations that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, bought two jeeps for Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The police noted that two vehicles were approved for Mrs. Aisha’s ADC, Sani M. Baba-Inna, for the purpose of the president’s wife security and not personal use.

“It is pertinent to state that at no time did the Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, requested directly or indirectly for vehicles for her use from the IGP and no vehicle whether Jeep or SUV has ever been given for her personal use. 

“Two Police Vehicles A Toyota Sienna Bus with Reg. No. NPF 2406D; A Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg. No. NPF 3363D were approved by the Inspector General of Police to the ADC “Wife of the President” SP Sani M. Baba-Inna for the purposes requested and not to the person of the Wife of the President or for her personal use as alleged by Misau. 

Mrs. Aisha also on twitter stated that she was still using her personal cars. She however did not confirm or deny the allegations.

Mr. Misau who is an All Progressives Congress member had accused the IGP of illegally donating two Sports Utility Vehicles to Mrs. Aisha. He said that the details were contained in a document Mr. Idris submitted to the court in the suit instituted against him by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

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“I still have some contract papers that the IG himself submitted to the court, where the First Lady through her aide-de-camp. ADC requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna jeep. The same day that the ADC wrote, the IG minuted that she should be given two cars. And it is not part of the appropriation. If you look at the appropriation, there is nowhere they said the First Lady should be given two jeeps,” Mr. Misau had told the Senate Ad Hoc Committee investigating the allegations against the IGP.

“The letter came from the ADC to the wife of the President. The most unfortunate thing is that even in the letter, the ADC wrote that they wanted the vehicles for her ‘private engagements’. They wrote that they wanted Sienna and Hiace but the IG said they should be given two Sports Utility Vehicles. And he supplied the document to the court,” he added.

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