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Nigeria’s first lady distances herself from ‘Amina Mohammed scandal’

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Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, has dissociated herself from the scandal involving $492,000 allegedly collected from unsuspecting members of the public by one Amina Mohammed, using her name.

Buhari also warned her staff not to engage in any fraudulent activities and that “anyone caught will face the full wrath of the law.’’

The warning was made by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna, on Wednesday, 5 December 2018, in Abuja.

“The wife of the President has been following events related to the investigation of a fraud suspect by the Department of State Services (DSS) and wishes to dissociate herself from all the individuals involved in the stated fraud case.”

“Mrs. Buhari wishes to state that one Mariyatu, whose name was mentioned in the case, is not her sister and the so-called Amina Mohammed is not and was never her associate.”

“Therefore, they are not in a position to transact any business in her name or that of her office,’’ Haruna said.

He explained that the wife of the president does not use her office to transact any business and warns that whoever does business with anyone in her name will be doing so at his or her own risk.

“As for the staff of her office, the wife of the president warned that anyone found to be engaging in fraudulent dealings, will face the full wrath of the law,’’ Haruna added.


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