that the acting Public Affairs
Officer, United States Consulate General,
Lagos, Frank Sellin, had said the US had no
information to provide on the matter.

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Fayose had last week alleged that Mrs Buhari
was wanted in the United States and that,
“there was a judgment against the wife of the
President, where she wired $170,000 to
Jefferson that was convicted in the Halliburton
scandal. If she wants to deny that, we will
publish it in the newspapers.”
He said this shortly after the Economic
Financial Crimes Commission froze his Zenith
Bank accounts over allegations of fraud.
In reaction to the allegation, Aisha Buhari, had
in a letter dated June 22, threatened to take a
legal action against Fayose unless he retracted
his statement within five days.
But Fayose stood his ground, affirming that the
statement made regarding her alleged
involvement in the scandal was “correct and
justified in law.”
He stated in a letter to the President’s wife,
through his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome
(SAN), on Wednesday, July 13.
The letter read: “Our client has referred to us
your letter dated 22nd June, 2016, on alleged
defamation of the character of your client, Her
Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the wife of
Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, with firm
instructions to reply to and reject same in its
“Our client states and reaffirms categorically
that the statement he made as regards the
involvement of Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the wife of
President Buhari, in the Halliburton scandal, is
correct and justified in law, having regards to a
court judgment convicting one Mr. William
Jefferson for bribery in the Halliburton case.
“Therein, the name of the President’s wife
featured conspicuously. At page 22 of the said
judgment delivered by the United State
District Court, Eastern District of Virginia,
Alexandria Division, USA, in criminal case No
1: 07CR209, the said Mr. William Jefferson was
sentenced at 9.00 am on November 13, 2009,
by Mark D. Lytle. Your client, Mrs. Aisha
Buhari, was specifically mentioned in the

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