Ms Aisha Buhari has finally broken silence on her alleged involvement in the Halliburton bribery scandal.
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose had claimed on Monday that the wife of the President was linked to the scandal which an American member of Congress was jailed for 13 years in 2009.
However, the lady who shares the same name with the President’s wife, said she was not the person referred to in the bribery scandal.
Ms Buhari, speaking exclusively with The Street Journal Tuesday night, said she was never involved in the scandal and linking her name with it was most malicious and wicked.
According to Ms Buhari, the allegation “is like pouring water on a sleeping person. I have never done anything with Halliburton, I don’t know the colour of the company. I am not in the line of business with Halliburton, so linking me with the bribery is wicked”, she fumed.
Speaking further, Ms Buhari said the details contained in the write up, which were displayed side by side with the story were croned from her stolen passport.
“They are desperate to cover their dirty track and link my name with the scandal that they have to first of all steal my passport. My passport was stolen early this year. And to give credibility to their story, details from the passport were used. They should come to the US, to find out If they are curious about the case”, she said.
She reminded her detractors that once a crime is committed in the US such a person is brought to book, noting that she is a member of organisations in the US and she goes in and out of the States at will.
“If somebody commits crime in the US, he or she must face trial. Have you heard I am being tried in the US?”, she queried.
She continued:”Let them stop this malicious allegation against me that they do not have proof of, I hate people who do not cross check facts before talking, they should find out in the US the kind of person I am beause I belong to organisations there”, she said.
“If they think they are politician and can break the law and go free, they should realise that nobody is above the laws of a country including me”, she asserted.
On whether she is going to take legal action, she said:”I am talking with my Lawyers, they will determine that”, she summed.
culled – the street journal