Posted by News Express | 20 July 2016 | 2,078 times
President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has sued Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State for claiming that she was involved in the Halliburton corruption scandal, a report this evening from Abuja said.
The report by PREMIUM TIMES online newspaper said that the court summons is dated July 20, 2016, meaning that the suit was lodged today.
The paper recalled that Governor Fayose had in June said Mrs. Buhari was the “Aisha Buhari” named in a U.S. court document, alleged to have been involved in a bribery case involving a convicted former U.S. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson.
“The governor, in what appeared to be an error, referred to the scandal as the Halliburton corruption case. The Halliburton case is different from the Williams Jefferson scandal. But Mr. Fayose insisted he was right despite Mrs. Buhari’s denial and threat of legal action,” the report said.
It noted that as governor, Fayose has constitutional immunity against criminal prosecution.
•Photo shows Aisha Buhari.
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