President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has sued Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose for claiming that she was involved in the Halliburton corruption scandal.
Governor Fayose had alleged that Mrs. Buhari was the “Aisha Buhari” named in a US. court document, alleged to have been involved in a bribery case involving a convicted former US. lawmaker, Williams Jefferson.
This was contained in the ex-parte motion, filed July 20, 2016, in which Mrs. Buhari prayed the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, to grant her reliefs to issue writ of summons against Mr. Fayose and his media advisers, Idowu Adelusi and Lere Olayinka.
Olukayode Adeniyi, the presiding judge, granted all reliefs sought by Mrs. Buhari, including an order of substituted service.
Mary Ekpere, counsel to Mrs. Buhari, prayed the court for the lawsuit to be served on Mr. Fayose and his two aides.