. President’s wife’s ADC, other security aides to face panel
Police top echelon will today meet in Abuja over the shooting at the Presidential Villa involving Usman Shugaba, the Aide-de-Camp to the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, and other security agents attached to her.
First News learnt that the police top brass has set up a panel to investigate the First Lady’s security aides’ involvement in the shooting incident.
The affected security aides of the First Lady, First News also gathered, may be redeployed over the altercation with a personal assistant and nephew of the President, Tunde Sabiu Yusuf, at the Presidential Villa, last Thursday.
The incident occurred when, when the President’s wife and three of her children – Zahra, Halima and Yusuf – as well as some of her security aides, led by Shugaba, on Thursday night Yusuf’s residence at House 8 by the Pilot Gate of the Presidential Villa.
It was learnt that they had all insisted that Yusuf, who had just returned from Lagos, should proceed on self-isolation for 14 days, to save the President and his family from the danger of COVID-19.
Yusuf had visited his wife, who was recently delivered of a baby in Lagos.
The situation, however, took a dangerous dimension when the First Lady’s ADC, in his attempt to apprehend Yusuf, allegedly fired some gunshots.
Following the gunshots, Yusuf scampered to safety, running into the nearby house of his uncle, Mamman Daura, who is also Buhari’s nephew.
The IGP, a report further stated, after receiving security report at the Presidential Villa, ordered the arrest of the ADC to the First Lady and other security aides, who accompanied her to Yusuf’s residence.
Besides the ADC, a chief superintendent of police, others arrested were the escort commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sheriff Kazeem, who is the son of ex-IG, Hafiz Ringim, and four riot policemen, who were at the scene of the incident. The operatives are being held since Friday morning.
It was learnt that the weekly meeting of the police management team, usually presided over by the inspector general of police at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, will deliberate extensively on the shooting incident.