The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has apparently ignored the request by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, to release her aides who are in the police custody. However, according to reports gathered from Daily Trust on Sunday revealed that the security aides are yet to be released.
Hope you remembered there were gunshots and disquiets in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, June 11, 2020? According to Pulse.ng, this was caused as a result of the First Lady and three of her children, Zahra, Halima and Yusuf together with some security aides led by her Aide-de-Camp, Usman Shugaba asking President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant, Yusuf Sabiu who is popularly known as Tunde, to self-isolate after returning from a trip to Lagos. If you would recall that Aisha Buhari did the same thing for her daughter and mandated her to self-isolate for 14 days in March when she came back from the UK. Anyway, it was the other way round for Tunde as the argument was reported to have degenerated into a heated one between him and the First Lady. This led Aisha’s ADC to have reportedly fired gunshots while trying to apprehend the President’s PA. Following the gunshots, the Inspector General of Police received a security report on the incident and ordered the arrest of the ADC and all the security aides that went to Sabiu’s residence with the First Lady.
According to DailyTrust, a source said “On Thursday, when the first lady heard that he was still coming to work, she asked him to self-isolate but he told her that the president said he didn’t have to. “Her insistence led to a heated verbal exchange between them and which the president was informed about.
Yusuf Sabiu and President Buhari
“The president, however, took sides with Tunde and didn’t see any reason why he should self-isolate. “He said Zahra and Halima (his daughters) left the villa to visit their in-laws when Halima’s husband’s uncle died recently and they didn’t self-isolate on their return. “He also pointed to the fact that when his new Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, went to Lagos, he didn’t self-isolate on his return, so he didn’t see any reason why Tunde should. “So, he overruled her.” The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, who visited the Presidential Villa Friday morning, was said to have ordered the arrest and detention of the police officers attached to the office of the first lady. Aisha Buhari, unhappy with the move by the police authorities, called on the Inspector General of Police via her Twitter handle, to free her ADC and other police aides that were taken into custody. The in her verified Twitter handle @aishambuhari, wrote: “That COVID-19 is real and still very much around in our nation is not in doubt. “Consequently, I call on all relevant government agencies to enforce the Quarantine Act signed by Mr. President and ensure no one is found violating this law and the NCDC guidelines especially on interstate travel without the necessary exemptions for movement of essentials. “Anyone who does that should at the very least be made to undergo 14-day mandatory isolation no matter who the person is, no one should be above the law and the police command will do well to remember that. “Finally, I call on the IGP to release my assigned staff who are still in the custody of the police in order to avoid putting their lives in danger or exposure to COVID-19 while in their custody.”