Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has denied being an associate of Amina Mohammed, the suspect paraded by the Department of State Services on Monday for allegedly impersonating the wife of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Rashida.
Aisha said she neither knew the imposter nor ever did any business with her.
According to Punch: The President’s wife, on Wednesday, disowned the woman and another lady she claimed to be Aisha’s sister, Mariyatu.
A statement by Mrs Buhari’s Director of Information, Mr Suleiman Haruna, reads:
“Her Excellency, wife of the President of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has been following events related to investigation of a fraud suspect by the DSS, and wishes to dissociate herself from all the individuals involved in the stated fraud case.
“She wishes to state categorically that Mariyatu is not her sister and the so-called Amina Mohammed is not and was never her associate and is therefore not in a position to transact any business in her name or that of her office.
“She wishes to further state that she does not run businesses in her office, therefore whoever does business with anyone in her name will be doing so at his/her own risk.
“As for the staff of her office, she wishes to state that anyone found to be engaged in fraudulent dealings will face the full wrath of the law.”
Recall that the DSS, while parading the lady, had said that the fraud suspect went by the nicknames, Justina Oluoha and Amina Villa.
The service added that the suspect impersonated the governor’s wife to gain unlawful access into the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
She was also accused of defrauding many victims in the guise of being an associate of Mrs. Buhari.