An Aisha Buhari ‘associate’ who was arrested for fraud, caused a mild drama after she disclosed that she worked the First lady’s sister, Moriyatu, and Babachir Lawal, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation who was fired for fraudulent diversion of funds meant for Nigeria’s internally-displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency.
The Aisha Buhari ‘associate’ who was identified as Amina Mohammed, was accused of gaining unauthorized entries into the Presidential Villa over a period of time, during which she impersonated top government officials, including once identifying herself as the first lady of Kogi State.
Premium Times reported that the suspect who allegedly used several cover names, including Justina Oluoha and Amina Villa, Ms Mohammed was then able to cosy-up to persons close to power, including Alexander ‘Chicason’ Okafor, whom she allegedly duped of up to N150 million in November 2017.
Ms Mohammed who did not immediately deny SSS’ claims of obtaining N150 million from Mr Okafor, the billionaire chairman of Chicason Group, a major logistics and oil and gas firm with dual-headquarters in Lagos and Abuja, pleaded with Nigerians to ensure she does not suffer the consequences alone.
The Aisha Buhari ‘associate’ who was arrested for fraud, specifically mentioned she worked closely with Moriyatu, a sister of Mrs Buhari, and Babachir Lawal, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation who was fired for fraudulent diversion of funds meant for Nigeria’s internally-displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency.
She also stated that Mr Okafor has been buying government properties for a long time, and he knew he had to bribe officials in order to be shortlisted as a potential buyer of an advertised government property that was placed on sale by the Presidential Implementation Committee on Lease of Federal Government Properties.
The suspect, on the other hand, was crying profusely and raining curses on the first lady. She said;
“Your sisters are involved in this business. It is not true; I cannot be a fraudster. I cannot accept this allegation. Former SGF Babachir is involved in this fraud. Maryatu, your sister, is involved in this fraud.
“Chicason has been buying government property and he has been doing it. All the directors who collected bribes before bidding would be out. Chikason knows the process. Entering villa is not just by fraud but Maryatu, the First Lady’s sister, is involved.”
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