The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday, December 26, released the Aide-de-Camp to the wife of the president, Sani Mohammed Baba-Inna, to the police after more than three months incarceration in its custody, Vanguard reports.
Baba-Inna was September 22, handed to the service by the police authorities for detailed investigations after he had been arrested over claim that he collected over N2.5 billion from powerful elements on behalf of the president’s wife.
The ADC had been accused of defamation of character and unduly using his office and that of the wife of the president to fraudulently extort and obtain money from sources.
However, Peter Afunanya, the spokesman for the DSS, confirmed in a statement that Baba-Inna had been freed from the custody of the security agency.
Afunanya said: “The Department of State Services wishes to inform the public that it has released Sani Mohammed BABA-INNA (CSP), ADC to the First Lady and Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha BUHARI. He has been handed over to the Police for further administrative action.
“It will be recalled that BABA-INNA was, on 22nd of September, 2018, handed to the Service by the Police authorities for detailed investigations. He had been accused of defamation of character and unduly using his Office and that of the First Lady to fraudulently extort and obtain money from sources. He was alleged to have carried out the illegal and other unethical activities in the name of the First Lady on whose behalf he falsely claimed to have acted.
“Investigation, however, disclosed that he was never, at any given time or circumstance, directly or indirectly, instructed, by the First Lady, to act or collect, in her name, money or material gifts from any person(s) or group(s).
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“In line with standard procedures expected in handling a matter of this nature, BABA-INNA is returned to the Police for appropriate regimental action.
Legit.ng had previously reported that Aisha Buhari, denied ordering the arrest of her Aide de Camp, Sani Baban-Inna, over alleged fraud.
There has been earlier report that Aisha had ordered that her aide be arrested, but in a statement issued by her director of information, Suleiman Haruna, on Tuesday, September 25, the First Lady insisted that the police only did their job.
She said the aide has been working with her since 2016 but investigation showed he has been using his position to defraud unsuspecting associates. Aisha insisted she has no hand in the arrest.
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