Hanan Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari has opened up on allegations that the Department of State Services detained a trader, Anthony Okolie, for 10 weeks for using a telephone line that was earlier used by her.
According to her, though she had received complaints from relatives that someone was using her old line to solicit money, she never reported the matter to the DSS.
Hanan said this in a counter-affidavit to the originating motion filed by Okolie.
Okolie had sued the DSS, Hanan and company, MTN for his 10-week ordeal in the security services’ detention.
He accused the DSS of detaining him for 10 weeks, denying him bail and access to his lawyers for using a telephone line that was earlier owned by Hanan, alleging that the DSS detained him for 10 weeks because Hanan, who was schooling in the United Kingdom at the time, failed to come forward to clear him.
In an affidavit deposed to on her behalf by one Idris Abdullahi, PUNCH reports that the President’s daughter said she should not have been joined in the suit because she had no idea that Okolie was ever arrested.