Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has accused the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari of corrupt practices following EFCC’s action on his bank account.
The controversial governor turned the case against him by the EFCC saying even President Buhari can’t claim to be clean neither can his wife claim a corrupt-free bill.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said President Buhari was far from being corrupt-free.
“Even the President cannot claim to be an angel. The estate he built in Abuja is known to us. His wife was indicted over the Halliburton Scandal (sic). When that American, Jefferson, was being sentenced, the President’s wife was mentioned as having wired $170,000 to Jefferson. Her name was on page 25 of the sentencing of Jefferson. We can serialize the judgment for people to see and read,” Fayose claimed.
The documents showed that in some of the exhibits tendered in convicting Mr. Jefferson of bribery, a Mrs. Buhari was mentioned as transferring $170,000 to the American politician using a firm as proxy.
“Government Exhibits 36-87 (6/26/02 $170,000 wire transfer from account in Nigeria in the name of Aisha Buhari to an account in the name of The ANJ Group, LLC, identifying “William Jefferson” as Beneficiary),” the U.S. Government Sentencing Memorandum said on page 22.
Fayose revived the controversy surrounding the role allegedly played by Aisha Buhari in the Haliburton Scandal hours after the Ibrahim Magu led EFCC froze his Zenith Bank account for alleged involvement in the Arms Deal fraud.