Three weeks ago, Governor Ayodele Fayose had alleged that Mrs. Aisha Buhari was involved in the Halliburton scandal.
The United States has finally made an official statement declaring that it has no records of crimes against Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The US reply to questions on Aisha’s involvement in the alleged crime has now put to rest the heat that followed the revelation from the governor which rattled the presidency.
The statement also disclosed that the President’s wife is not wanted in the United States.
Governor Ayodele Fayose had on Monday June 20, distributed a link to the US Department of Justice’s website holding court documents where Aisha Buhari was alleged to have transferred suspicious funds to a convicted former American congressman, Williams Jefferson.
Acting public affairs officer of the US Consulate General, Lagos, Frank Sellin, made the disclosure in an email reply to inquiries on the authenticity of Fayose’s allegation, according to reports in the Punch newspapers.
Aisha Buhari Vindicated By US Govt Response
According to the report, Sellin, in response to inquiries about the authenticity of Fayose’s allegations against Aisha concerning the Halliburton scandal, said:
“We have no information to provide on this matter.”
Fayose’s allegations had caused a stir in Nigeria on revealing his claims that Aisha was involved in the scandal and wanted in the US.
He was quoted as saying:
“Even the president cannot claim to be an angel. The estate he built in Abuja is known to us. His wife was indicted in the Halliburton scandal. 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.”
Aisha had reportedly responded to Fayose’s allegations with a caustic reply on Twitter.
She allegedly called him a “mad dog” on her official handle, before deleting the tweet.