Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has denied allegations by Senator Isa Misau that the Inspector General of Police (IG) gave her two Sports Utility Vehicles.
In her response to the allegation on Twitter, the first lady said “I am still using my personal cars”
Misau made the allegation on Wednesday when he appeared before the Senate committee investigating the allegations against the IGP.
He also told the panelists that the police boss employed four civilians in his office with the salary of the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG).
Misau said details of how Idris gave Mrs. Buhari the two SUV were contained in the documents the police boss submitted to court in the suit instituted against him by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami, on behalf of the Federal Government.
“I still have some contract papers that the IG himself submitted to the court, where the First Lady through her aide-de-camp requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna jeep. The same day that the ADC wrote, the IG minuted that she should be given two jeeps. 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.”
When asked to clarify who the “First Lady” was as she could be wife of the president or a governor, Misau said “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 and the IG said they should be given two jeeps. And he supplied the document to the court,” he stated.
Source: The Nation