The First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari has dragged Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State to court for ‘falsely’ accusing her of being involved in the Halliburton corruption scandal.
A summon from a court, dated July 20, 2016, was issued with respect to the lawsuit filed by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fayose, who as a current Governor of Ekiti state, has constitutional immunity against criminal prosecution, had accused the president’s wife of being 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.
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The governor, who later admitted to an error, referred to the scandal as the Halliburton corruption case. The Halliburton case is different from the Williams Jefferson scandal.
Although Aisha Buhari has denied the allegations and even threatened a lawsuit, Fayose still insisted that she was the one indicted in the corruption case.