I’m still using my personal cars, Aisha Buhari denies receiving SUVs from IGP

Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has dismissed allegation that she received two sport utility vehicles (SUVs) from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

The allegation was made on Wednesday by Isah Misau, the senator representing the Bauchi Central, when he appeared before the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Investigation of Various Allegations Levelled Against the Police, the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission.

According to him, details of how Idris gave Mrs Buhari the two SUV were contained in the documents the police boss submitted to court in the suit instituted against him by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr 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 requested a Toyota Hiace and a Sienna jeep.

“The same day that the ADC wrote, the IG minuted that she should be given two jeeps. 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,” he said.

Reacting via her verified Twitter handle on Thursday, Mrs Buhari simply wrote: “I am still using my personal cars”.

Misau is currently standing trial before an Abuja High Court in a case of alleged injurious falsehood brought against him by the Federal Government.

He is facing a five-count charge bordering on injurious falsehood against Idris, and the Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro.

Justice Ishaq Bello on Thursday last week granted him bail to the sum of N5 million with two reliable sureties each in like sum.