President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s security agents to arrest his brother-in-law for allegedly extorting money from an unnamed businessman, a close confidant of the President has disclosed. He said the suspect, named Musa Yola, is the immediate younger brother of Buhari’s wife.
According to reports the the suspect, generally called “Alhaji Yola,” reportedly received N300 million from a businessman after promising to provide him with political access to secure an oil block from the Buhari administration.
Reports said Buhari personally ordered Monday night that his brother-in-law be produced before him in handcuffs in the company of the businessman he allegedly duped.
After telling the businessman that he was stupid to part with such significant cash knowing that he, Buhari, was never disposed to fraud, the President ordered agents of the State Security Services (SSS) attached to Aso Rock Villa to thoroughly investigate the scam.
He also ordered the SSS operatives to ensure that the businessman recovered his money from his brother-in-law.
An SSS source said, “Alhaji Yola has refunded the money to the affected businessman.” adding,
“Alhaji Yola has been released on bail.”