The United States government has clarified that it has no information on the alleged crimes committed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha.
Acting Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General in Lagos, Frank Sellin, gave the clarification in an email sent to a correspondent of the Punch Newspaper on Tuesday.
Sellin gave the reply in response to an enquiry made by the correspondent regarding allegations that the President’s wife was wanted in the US and was avoiding travelling to the country.
“Thank you for the inquiry. We have no information to provide on this matter,” Sellin was quoted as saying.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State had alleged that the wife of the President was involved in the $185m Halliburton scandal, claiming that she was a wanted person in the US.
“Her name was on page 25 of the sentencing of Jefferson. We can serialise the judgment for people to see and read.” Fayose said.
The governor was reacting to the freezing of his Zenith Bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The allegation was repeated in a statement by Idowu Adelusi, Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, who said that the First Lady refused to travel with the President to the US because of her involvement in the scandal.