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Aisha Buhari ‘Sues’ Fayose Over Halliburton Claims


President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has sued Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State for claiming that she was involved in the Halliburton corruption scandal, Premuim Times reports.

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, Williams Jefferson.

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.

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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.

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