IGP probes fraud allegation in Aisha Buhari’s office

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An online media had reported that scandal was brewing within the household of President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging that Sani Baba-Inna, a chief superintendent of police, received huge donations from politicians and business people on her behalf and then kept the cash to himself.

But a source privy to the matter told Vanguard that the brain behind the petition has been invited by the Police at the Police Headquarters, Abuja, to give details of the allegation.

According to the source, “The person that wrote the petition on behalf of the First Lady is already at the Police Headquarters right now.”

It was reported that as a result of the information to Mrs Buhari, she requested the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to arrest and compel Mr. Baba-Inna to refund the money which was said to be N2.5 billion. The online media had alleged that the police officer was arrested on Friday and kept in detention, with relatives having no access to him, family members say.

Although it has not been made public how the president’s wife came to know about the allegation, a source in her office allegedly claimed that one of the aides in the President wife’s office originated the claim. An associate of the embattled police officer said Mr. Baba-Inna strongly denied the allegation, saying he received no donation from anyone on behalf of his boss.

It was gathered that immediately the police received the petition from Mrs Buhari, the ADC was arrested on Friday last week and investigation launched. One the sources reportedly stated that, “The IG said the matter must be investigated immediately and the house of the ADC was raided. “Shockingly, investigators only found N1,200 cash in the House. His bank account was also investigated and had only a balance of N30,000 while the transaction records showed that most credits to the account were his salaries and allowances.” The police, it was gathered, concluded that Mrs Buhari must have been wrongly informed as there was nothing to show or prove that such huge sums of money was in the custody of Mr Baba-Inna.

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