…Says I’m not alone but part of syndicate including Aisha’s sister, ex-SGF, directors
In what can be referred to as anti-climax, a drama ensued at the Headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday when the agency paraded a middle-aged woman it accused of impersonating the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and using her name and office to defraud a businessman to the tune of N150 million over a Federal Government landed property in Lagos.
Public Relations Officer of DSS, Mr. Peter Afunanya, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Monday in Abuja, adding that the suspect, Amina Mohammed, also goes by the aliases, Justina Oluoha and Amina Villa.
Afunanya disclosed that the suspect had an unauthorised access to the Presidential Villa and used the office of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, to engage in fraudulent acts.
He said that the suspect adopted various names and identities to defraud unsuspecting persons before she was discovered.
“She used the false identity to evade protocol and scrutiny, thus gaining unauthorised access into the villa and particularly the residence of Mrs. Buhari.
“She took advantage of the fact that personalities such as First Ladies, ministers and certain categories of officials are not taken through the rigorous protocol and security checks at the villa posts,” he said.
The DSS spokesman said that the suspect on November 22, 2017, when she paraded herself as the Kogi First Lady, invited Dr. Alexander Okafor, aka Chicason into the villa.
He said that the suspect made Okafor believe the invitation was at the instance of the wife of the president.
“Investigation revealed that the first lady was away on lesser Hajj and not in the villa during the period,” he said.
The DSS spokesman said that Okafor had complained that he was duped of over N150 million in respect of a Court of Appeal property Lagos which the suspect promised to help him with.
He said that the property was said to have been part of those under the presidential implementation committee on lease of government property.
“Investigation has shown that this unholy enterprise is not known by the first lady. What the suspect did was to use the first lady’s name and office as bait to lure and defraud her victims,” he said.
He advised members of the public to be wary of individuals and groups who used names and offices of high government officials to defraud them.
Speaking to newsmen after refusing to be captured on camera, the suspect alleged that some top government officials were also involved.
She said that Okafor had been buying property from the committee in-charge of government property.
According to her, a former secretary to the government of the federation, an unnamed sister to the wife of the president and many other top officials of the Presidency,
particularly directors under the Presidential Implementation Committee on Lease of Federal Government Property in Lagos, were also involved in the offence for which she was paraded by the DSS.
“It is a lie. I am not alone in this matter. Babachir is involved; Aisha’s sister is also in the game as well as many directors.
Chicarson is also involved because he has been buying Federal Government houses in Lagos and these people know him very well in the business,” the suspect kept shouting to the discomfort of DSS operatives, who tried to caution her.