In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, June, 2020

Aisha’s ADC, Escort Commander, Riot Cops Might Face Panel This Week

Aisha’s ADC, Escort Commander, Riot Cops May Face Panel This Week


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The taking pictures on the Presidential Villa involving Usman Shugaba,  the Aide-de-Camp to the First Girl, Mrs Aisha Buhari, and different safety brokers connected to her will high the agenda of the police administration group assembly as we speak (Monday).

It was gathered in Abuja on Sunday that the First Girl’s safety aides would face a panel that might be arrange by the management of the police.

It was additionally learnt the affected safety aides wouldn’t be restored to the spouse of the President following their involvement in an altercation with a private assistant and nephew of the President, Sabiu Yusuf, often known as Tunde, final Thursday, on the Presidential Villa.

The difficulty began on Thursday night time, when the President’s spouse and three of her youngsters  Zahra, Halima and Yusuf  in addition to a few of her safety aides, led by Shugaba, stormed the residence of Yusuf at Home eight by the Pilot Gate of the Presidential Villa.

They insisted that Yusuf, who had simply returned from Lagos, ought to proceed on self-isolation for 14 days, to avoid wasting the President and his household from the hazard of COVID-19.

Yusuf had visited his spouse, who was lately delivered of a child in Lagos.

The state of affairs worsened when the First Girl’s ADC, in his try and apprehend Yusuf allegedly launched some gunshots on the premises.

Following the gunshots, Yusuf ran away and took refuge within the close by home of his uncle, Mamman Daura, additionally Buhari’s nephew.

The IGP, a report additional acknowledged, after receiving safety report on the Presidential Villa, ordered the arrest of the ADC to the First Girl and different safety aides, who accompanied her to Yusuf’s residence.

Apart from the ADC, a chief superintendent of police, others arrested had been the escort commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sheriff Kazeem, who’s the son of ex-IG, Hafiz Ringim, and 4 riot policemen who had been on the scene of the incident. The operatives are being held since Friday morning.

One in all our correspondents learnt on Sunday that the taking pictures incident would high the agenda on the weekly assembly of the police administration group which might be presided over by the IG on the pressure headquarters, Abuja, as we speak (Monday).

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A supply within the Presidency who confided in The PUNCH, mentioned, “Taking pictures on the State Home isn’t permitted underneath any guise.  It’s a critical safety breach that ought to not have occurred. And that’s the reason the IG ordered the detention of the officers concerned. The lads will face a police panel and if discovered culpable, could also be demoted and redeployed from the Presidential Villa.”

Explaining the incident additional, the supply acknowledged,  “The ADC, Shugaba, fired gunshots within the air after Yusuf jumped a locked gate in a bid to flee. Yusuf narrated the incident to Daura who knowledgeable Mr President; the President was very livid and he complained to the IG.”

“The reality is that the officers can’t return to the villa. If they didn’t lose their ranks, they’d be redeployed to different formations; this sort of incident attracts demotion and critical reprimand,” an official famous.

The Drive Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, couldn’t be reached for feedback as he didn’t reply to calls. He had but to answer an SMS as of the time of submitting this report.

It was additional gathered that Shugaba began working with the First Girl about three months in the past.

Findings indicated that Shugaba was the Chief Safety Officer to the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, earlier than he was redeployed to the Villa as ADC to Aisha.

The PUNCH learnt that Shugaba had denied firing the photographs, insisting that the taking pictures was achieved by a DSS official.

‘Tunde’s safety aide, not first woman’s ADC, fired shot’

A high aide to the primary woman, nevertheless, advised The PUNCH that the gunshots that had been fired final Thursday emanated from the gun of certainly one of Yusuf’s safety aides.

He mentioned it was unlucky that the police, performing underneath the instruction of Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, had determined to take sides with Yusuf (Tunde) and feed lies to the general public.

The aide, who wished to stay nameless mentioned, “Madam (Aisha) by no means requested her aides to shoot Yusuf. It was Yusuf’s safety males that had been taking pictures into the air when madam’s ADC tried to take away him from the Villa.

“If the police examine totally, they are going to uncover that the bullets got here from the gun of certainly one of Yusuf’s safety aides. Sadly, the general public is being fed with lies. The police IG can also be bowing to strain from Mamman Daura who’s the brother to Tunde’s late mum.

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“Additionally, Yusuf met with Maikanti Baru, the previous GMD of NNPC that died of Covid-19. Tunde’s spouse is pregnant however it’s not true that he went to go to his spouse. He went to go to Baru and that’s the reason we mentioned he ought to self-isolate.”

Why First Girl has  not been talking –Aide

In the meantime, Aisha’s Spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi, has mentioned the primary woman’s aides are nonetheless in police custody.

Abdullahi mentioned this on Channels Tv’s Sunday Politics programme on Sunday.

The spokesman, nevertheless, dodged a number of different questions, insisting that the President had already ordered an investigation into the matter.

He additionally mentioned he was unsure if any of Tunde’s aides had been arrested.

When requested if the aides of the First Girl had been nonetheless within the custody of the police, the spokesperson mentioned, “In my view, I believe they’re nonetheless within the custody of the police. I do know her ADC head, escort commander, police connected to her workplace are within the custody of the police.”

Responding to questions on why Aisha had not been talking up for the discharge of her aides, he mentioned, “She at all times speaks out publicly. The rationale she has stopped talking out now’s that each time she speaks, folks misconstrue or take her assertion out of context. However she at all times means effectively for the nation in order that she and her youngsters can have a shiny future even after this administration is over.”

The First Girl had protested the detention of her safety aides and known as on the IG to launch them in a sequence of tweets on her Twitter deal with final Friday.

Aisha additionally admonished related authorities businesses to implement the Quarantine Act signed by the President.

“I name on the IGP to launch my members of workers who’re nonetheless within the custody of the police to be able to keep away from placing their lives at risk or publicity to COVID-19 whereas of their custody.”

Let the legislation take its course, Buhari tells police

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In the meantime, the President on Sunday mentioned the legislation must be allowed to take its course on the taking pictures incident involving the safety aides connected to his spouse, Aisha, contained in the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday night time.

Buhari, in an announcement on Sunday by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, mentioned the place armed guards come quick within the dealing with of weapons, their related businesses have their guidelines and laws to deal with them.

Overruling his spouse’s name for the discharge of the safety particulars, the President insisted that the legislation ought to take its course.

The assertion learn, “The Presidency needs to acknowledge issues expressed by a number of members of the general public relating to the current incident among the many occupants of the State Home which escalation led to the arrest of some workers by the police.

“That is to guarantee all and everybody that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, isn’t, and was not at anytime in any type of hazard arising, both from lethal infections or the reported incident by safety personnel which is at present underneath investigation.

“This specific incident occurred exterior the principle residence of the President.

“Armed guards and different safety personnel assigned to the State Home obtain the required coaching of particularly weapons dealing with and the place they arrive quick, their related businesses have their guidelines and laws to instantly tackle them.

“Having authorised the correct investigation to be carried out into this unlucky incident by the police, the President has acted in compliance with the rule of legislation.

“ minor incidence is being utilized by some critics to justify assaults on the federal government and the particular person of President Muhammadu Buhari beggars perception.

“On this specific occasion, the President says the legislation must be allowed to take its course.”

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