The wife Nigerian Ruler, Aisha Buhari, has called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to immediately release her aides who were reportedly detained based on the orders of the Chief Security Officer to her husband, Idris Kassim.
Mrs. Buhari stated this in a series of tweets on Friday.
An online news medium had reported that a top aide to the Ruler, Yusuf Sabiu aka Tunde, who had recently returned from another state, refused to self-isolate but forced his way to the Presidential Villa.
It was gathered that Yusuf was to be arrested yesterday’s evening but had to escape by jumping through the fence alongside two of his security aides.
Investigations reveal that Yusuf had travelled to Lagos and returned this week and was advised to go on self isolation for 14 days in order not to endanger the Ruler and his family but refused.
Not even the intervention of Buhari’s ADC, Mohammed Lawal Abubakar could make Yusuf change his mind.
Aisha was said to have decided that in order to ensure safety of the First Family & others, Yusuf had to be forced to go on isolation. She was said to have explained that if the Ruler’s daughter who came in from London had to self isolate for 14 days, Yusuf should do same.
The ADC to the First Lady, Usman Shugaba was said to have been detailed to effect his escort to self isolate yesterday but he got wind of it and escaped.
Miffed by the First Lady’s action, Yusuf who is reputed to be one of the most powerful aides in the Villa rallied support of the CSO to Buhari, Idris Kassim to get the CP FCT Police Command, Bala Ciroma to effect the arrest of Aisha’s ADC, her escort commander & some others.
It was gathered that they were arrested and taken to the Police Headquarters.
In what seems to be a desperate appeal, the Ruler’s wife tweeted, “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 a-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.”