According to Sahara reporters, Sabiu Yusuf, a nephew of President Buhari, who is also one of his Personal Assistants, travelled from Lagos to Abuja on Monday 8 June and went directly to the villa where he lives, but was denied access by the First Lady’s aides, who insisted that he go into self-isolation elsewhere as he returned from Lagos, the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Yusuf allegedly refused and ordered the police to arrest the First Lady’s aides. Mrs Buhari went on Twitter last night and asked the IG to release her helpers.
In her tweets, the First Lady said that those traveling during the interstate COVID-19 restrictions must go through a 14-day mandatory isolation period, as required by the quarantine law.
She added that no one is above the law. “There is no doubt that Covid-19 is real and still very much alive in our nation.
Consequently, I call on all relevant government agencies to enforce the quarantine law signed by the President and to ensure that no one is found in violation of this law and NCDC guidelines, especially when traveling between states without the necessary exemptions for the transfer of vital goods,” she said.
Anyone who does this should go through at least a fortnight’s compulsory isolation, no matter who the person is, no one should be above the law, and the police command would do well to remember that.
Finally, I call on the IGP to release the staff assigned to me who are still in police custody to avoid putting their lives in danger or exposing Covid-19 while they are in custody,” she tweeted to Nigerians who responded to her tweets on Twitter.
Many accused her of only speaking up when it was about her, but of remaining silent when it was about others.
They accused the First Lady of not speaking when everyone condemned the rape and murder of UNIBEN student Uwaila Omozuwa.
Read their tweets below.
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