The embattled Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose may have goofed as a former ant-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission boss, Ibrahim Lamorde has said the Aisha Buhari mention in the bribery scandal involving a United States of America Congressman, Williams Jefferson, is not President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife.
The issue came to the fore again on Monday after the EFCC froze the private account of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, over investigation being conducted into the funding of the 2014 governorship campaign in Ekiti State.
Fayose had after leaving the bank accused the EFCC and President Buhari of witch hunting.
He said Buhari himself was not a saint and alluded to the Jefferson scandal.
He equally accused Buhari, in a statement issued later, of having an estate in Abuja.
The Aisha Buhari in the Jefferson scandal was said to have aided the transfer of $170,000 to Jefferson.
But Lamorde, in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, said as one of those involved in the case when he was in the EFCC, he could authoritatively confirm that the Aisha was not Buhari’s wife.
He told PREMIUM TIMES: “I can tell you authoritatively that the Aisha Buhari named in that case is not President Buhari’s wife.
“It is another Aisha Buhari entirely.
“I was the Director of Operations at the EFCC at the time so I know about the case very well.
“I can tell you that it is not her (President Buhari’s wife).
“That much we established.”
The Aisha Buhari was mentioned on Page 22 of the court document on the website of the United States Department of Justice on the issue.