Lauretta Onochie debunks report Buhari’s aide Sarki Abba has coronavirus

Lauretta Onochie Muhammadu Buhari PA on soocial media

Lauretta Onochie social media aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has debunked a report that another presidential aide Sarki Abba tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

SaharaReporters had on Tuesday reported that Mr Abba the senior special assistant to the president on domestic affairs had tested positive for COVID-19.

However, Mrs Onochie shared a photo on Twitter showing Abba at work. She said the photo was taken on Tuesday.

“FAKE NEWS ALERT! Buhari’s Closest Aide, Sarki Abba, Tests Positive For COVID-19 – @SaharaReporters.

“This is Mallam Sarki Abba with @SundayAghaeze & I this afternoon. He is the close aide to President Buhari who is the subject of Sahara Reporter’s published #FakeNews,” she wrote.

SaharaReporters had reported that Abba tested positive for the virus two weeks ago and had not been seen at the Presidential Villa since that time.

A source was quoted saying: “Abba tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago but his current status as we speak is unknown, whether he has tested negative or not.

“All I know is there’s conspiracy of silence with regards to his status.”