EXCLUSIVE: POWERPLAY IN THE VILLA- BUHARI’S AIDE ESCAPES ARREST, FIRST LADY ORDERS RESIDENCE SEALED
– AISHA BUHARI’S ADC ARRESTED IN RETURN
There seems to have been an uneasy calm in the Presidential Villa since yesterday following alleged sealing up of the residence of Sabiu “Tunde” Yusuf , Special Assistant(Office of the President) by the ADC to the First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari.
Yusuf, popularly called Tunde is President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew who is seen to be one of his closest aides.
Dgovscoops exclusively 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.
His apartment situated near the helipad within the Presidential Villa was later seen to be sealed.
Dgovscoops 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 President and his family but refused.
Not even the intervention of Buhari’s ADC, Mohammed Lawal Abubakar could make Yusuf change his mind.
The First Lady was said to have decided that in order to ensure safety of the First Family and others, Yusuf had to be forced to go on isolation. She was said to have explained that if the President’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 the President, Idris Kassim to get the CP FCT Police Command, Bala Ciroma to effect the arrest of the First Lady’s ADC, her escort commander and some others.
Dgovscoops gathered that they were arrested and taken to the Police Headquarters.
“The Inspector General of Police(IGP)has been frequenting the Villa since yesterday”, a source told Dgovscoops.
This is not the first time that there had been altercations between in the Villa between the First Lady and some aides of Mr President.