President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has sued Governor Ayo Fayose
of Ekiti State for claiming that she was involved in the Halliburton
Mr. Fayose had in June said Mrs. Buhari was
the “Aisha Buhari” named in a U.S. court document, alleged to have been
involved in a bribery case involving a convicted former U.S. lawmaker,
The governor, in what appeared to be an
error, referred to the scandal as the Halliburton corruption case. The
Halliburton case is different from the Williams Jefferson scandal.
But Mr. Fayose insisted he was right despite Mrs. Buhari’s denial and threat of legal action,
The court summons, dated July 20, 2016, was exclusively made available to PREMIUM TIMES.
As governor, Mr. Fayose has constitutional immunity against criminal prosecution.
More details coming.