Aisha Buhari speaks on vehicles donated by police

Aisha Buhari
Aisha Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has reacted to an allegation that she received two Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs, illegally from the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

In a brief response on Twitter, Mrs. Buhari said she was still using her personal cars, but stopped short of categorically confirming or denying the allegation.

Isah Misau, Bauchi-APC senator, made the allegation when he appeared before the Senate ad-hoc committee investigating allegations by the lawmaker against the IGP.

Mr. Misau said the IGP gave Mrs. Buhari the two vehicles, adding that the details of the donation were contained in the documents the police boss submitted to the court in the suit instituted against him by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on behalf of the Federal Government.

“I still have some contract papers that the IG himself submitted to the court, where the First Lady through her aide-de-camp. ADC requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna jeep. The same day that the ADC wrote, the IG minuted that she should be given two cars. And it is not part of the appropriation. If you look at the appropriation, there is nowhere they said the First Lady should be given two jeeps,” Mr. Misau had told the committee.

“The letter came from the ADC to the wife of the President. The most unfortunate thing is that even in the letter, the ADC wrote that they wanted the vehicles for her ‘private engagements’. They wrote that they wanted Sienna and Hiace but the IG said they should be given two Sports Utility Vehicles. And he supplied the document to the court,” he said.

The police in a statement on Thursday said the vehicles, which they said were not SUVs, were given to police officers serving as aides to the wife of the President.

Mrs. Buhari on Thursday took to her Twitter handle, @aishambuhari, to comment on the allegation.

“I am still using my personal cars,” she tweeted.

She however did not make any comment on whether she received SUVs as alleged by the lawmaker or not.

The tweet was greeted by criticisms and questions from some Nigerians who asked whether she received the cars or not.

One of them @ShedrackFubara replied: “Haha the retractions have started. Aisha the question is: did you ask Idris for vehicles & did he purchase SUV’s for you? Where is Lai Moh?”

@HMCMmadudili replied: “Hello @aishambuhari using your personal cars doesn’t mean IGP didn’t buy you 2 SUV as misau asserted. Come up with stronger defense.”

@shalystar01 also wants Mrs. Buhari to take a stand on the allegation.

“Hello ma, the question is that DID IGP IDRIS BUY 2 PRADO JEEPS FOR U? A simple question that needs YES or NO. Do we need to ask GOOGLE??,” she tweeted.

No further official statement or comment has been made through Mrs. Buhari’s office.


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  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    It is not the job of the IGP to buy the first lady cars, it is the job of the Presidency. In sane countries people donate to police but the corrupt Nigerian police donates to the rich and privileged .

  • Angry Niaja

    The police do not have operational vehicles, nor stationery at the stations. Go to a police station to lodge a complaint, they will ask you money for, biro, paper etc, if you ask them to go investigate a case, you have to provide their transport, but the mumu IGP can squander money to buy Mrs Buhari 2 SUV’s, wonders!!!!

  • Tijani

    Aisha Buhari is a liar. Police have admitted giving her the cars.

  • bala

    NOW GENTLEMEN LETS LOOK IN DETAILS ON THESE CAR DISTRIBUTION. QUESTION! IS THE IG NOW A MOTOR DEALER OR NATIONAL VEHICLE PROCUREMENT AGENCY FOR NIGERIA GOVERNMENT? I WANT CLARIFICATION FROM ANY HONEST AND KNOWLEDGEABLE CITIZEN OF NIGERIA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • curseless

    Who is going to save Nigerians from these buffoons we called government officials. What authority does the thief of police have to have donated two SUV to the president’s wife. In what capacity has he done this and with whose money because the First Lady is entitled to some perks of office from the beginning as it is understood anywhere. This is an attempt to buy influence and to darkened the investigation being carried out in the National Assembly concerning his embezzlement of funds.

  • stargazer

    The buharis and SUVs!!! one must kill the other. Dasuki “gave”the husband SUVs then,and now the IGP also “gave” the Aisha SUVs. How many cows can one buy with one SUV money abeg?

  • Netanyahu

    Another fraud by the executive. Next?

  • Tijani

    Which personal cars is Aisha lying that she is using? Who dash monkey banana.

  • Arabakpura

    I concluded that it was true when Garba Shehu said that he was ambushed with the question and that it should be directed to her spokesmen! These Buhari people have totally messed up Nigeria!

  • man leader

    I thought OBJ and GEJ set the bar for corruption, but that may not be the case. In just 2 years Mr. Integrity is on. SAI BABA.

    Mama peace de laff

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  • Shine Sun

    Let court to judge her and the one offering the cars , if proof they are guilty , show Nigeria people the appropriate punishment to demonstrate righteousness