Woman arrested for impersonating President Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari(photo)
The FCT Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old single mother of four, Aisha Bello pictured above, for impersonating President Buhari’s wife, Aisha Buhari. The FCT police commissioner, CP Sadiq Bello, who paraded the suspect before newsmen, said she used Mrs Buhari’s name to solicit for contracts from members of the public who are mostly head of government agencies.
“Today we have a special suspect to present before you. She is Aisha Muhammed Bello, 37 years old, mother of four from Plateau State. She was arrested for impersonating the wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari. She is used the name of the First Lady to solicit for contracts and financial assistance from unsuspecting members of the public, especially heads of government establishments. The suspect was arrested by police operatives on 10th January, 2018 at Fadama 111 Project Office, Maitama, Abuja, following a report that she contacted the Coordinator of the Project that she wants assistance in her capacity as the First Lady. Upon her arrest, a phone and a newly acquired Airtel SIM card registered in the name of Aisha Buhari, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was recovered from the suspect. Police had commenced moves to contacting other people she must have duped in the name of the First Lady. At the end of investigation, she will be charged to court. ‘Members of the public are hereby advised to always be double sure of who they are dealing with before they part with their property or money.”
Speaking to newsmen, the suspect said: “I am a businesswoman. I sell clothes. I was arrested after I requested for a contract in the name of the wife of the President. I only sent text messages in the name of the wife of the President for contracts. I only did it once and it is because I lost the money for business and I didn’t have money to do my business. I registered the Sim at Durumi area of Abuja.”