Buhari disowns ‘adopted’ son in EFCC net

By Samuel Aruwan

Former Head of State and chieftain of the All Progressive Change (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has disowned one Mohammed Buhari who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) on allegations bothering on fraud.

A statement issued on behalf of Buhari by the chairman of the Buhari Vanguard, Comrade Jasper Azuatalam, said: “It is regrettable to note that after several unsuccessful attempts to smear the hard earned respect, popularity, dignity, and enviable image of Muhammadu Buhari, mischief makers have resorted to a laughable tactic of linking Muhammadu Buhari to a crime just because someone who has been alleged to have committed a crime somewhere bears the name “Buhari.”

It added: “Muhammadu Buhari wishes to state categorically that he does not have any adopted son called “Mohammed Buhari” and had no need to adopt a son at any time having been blessed with choice children, both male and females.  Muhammadu Buhari and his family do not know the said

“Mohammed Buhari” who is alleged to be involved in a N20 million scam and is being held by EFCC.”
Continuing, the statement said: “Buhari is blessed with very descent and disciplined children who obviously took after their father. His children have no single record of stealing and an inordinate behaviour anywhere in the world. They do not seek attention, but have proven the stuff their father is made of any time their character is put to test.

“However, this is understandable, since the entire attempts by mischief makers to discredit Muhammadu Buhari as an individual has failed. We frown on these poorly articulated gimmicks to indirectly link Muhammadu Buhari and his family to a crime allegedly committed by someone unknown to him and his family just for the fact that the said suspect bears the name, Mohammed Buhari.”