The power tussle which has resulted to physical assault at the Nigerian presidential villa between the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari and Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, the President’s influential Private Secretary and favourite nephew, is said to be getting messier as the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ignored the demand by the first lady to release her aides who are in custody, 24 hours after.
This is just as children of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, have declared war on Sabiu.
Closed sources at the presidency revealed the aides were still in police custody as at Sunday morning.
Recall, THE WITNESS reported that the Villa was thrown into confusion, Thursday night, when the First Lady accompanied by her children – Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, – took a team of policemen led by her Aide-De-Camp to forcefully confront Tunde following an earlier heated disagreement over his refusal to self-isolate after his trip to Lagos to see his wife, who had just given birth to a boy.
Sources familiar with the event said that on reaching the House 8 Guest Chalet of the President, where Tunde resides with his family, there was an altercation between him and Mrs. Buhari, her children and her security aides that eventually snowballed into a near fatal brawl.
Our sources said Tunde, who appeared helpless and clearly outnumbered had to flee on foot.
“This was when Mrs. Buhari’s ADC and four members of her police escort fired some shots into the air as they pursued him. He had been seriously wounded at this time but successfully made it to the residence of Mamman Daura where he would shelter for the night,” a source in the Presidential villa told our reporter.
The source said that the IGP, following a briefing on the horrific incident arrived the Presidential Villa Friday morning and ordered Mrs. Buhari’s ADC and all the police personnel attached to her who took part in the altercation and shooting arrested and detained.
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