Fatima Daura, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura, has revealed that she recorded the video where Mrs. Buhari, the wife of the president, was seen shouting and complaining that she was locked outside.
Fatima who spoke to BBC Hausa Service on Monday said that the incident happened at the Glass House in the Presidential Villa, where Buhari had given her father to stay for 3 years since his election in 2015.
According to Fatima, she decided to shoot the video, to provide proof to her parents just in case something happens as she thought the President’s wife might hit them with something.
“Her comments frightened me. She was hurling insults and shouting that she had never seen anything like it.
“I went back and took my phone because if you went and said she acted the way she did, nobody would believe you without evidence.
“She was making a lot of noise saying she was being oppressed. I filmed the encounter to show our parents and security officials for them to see in case something happens. From the way she was screaming, I even thought she would pick up something to hit us or something like that.”
Fatima who expressed shock over the action of the president’s wife noted that the incident happened when Yusuf, the son of Buhari, had an accident and went to Germany for treatment.
“Our father stayed there for three years until when the President’s son, Yusuf, had an accident and went to Germany for treatment.
“When he returned, the President told our father to move out of that apartment to go to another apartment called “House 8” also within the villa; that Yusuf was going to stay to continue with his treatment in the Glass House.”
Consequently, her parents who were out of the country instructed them (she and her elder sister) to leave the apartment according the president’s instruction.
While packing their things Fatima said; “I was in an inner room while my sister was in an outer one which is nearer to the main entrance to the apartment.”
She noted that since she was in the inner room, the outer door was locked with a key which was according to her the usual practice whenever they were indoors.
“When Aisha came and found the door was locked, ‘she used an iron chair to force the door open,” Fatima said.
Mrs. Buhari had on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja after she arrived from the United Kingdom, admitted that she was the person in the viral video.
She further accused Fatima of recording the incident as the security around did nothing because she is the daughter of Mamman Daura.
“I was the one in the video, those behind me were the security personnel given to protect me, but Mamman Daura’s daughter, Fatima, shot the video in the presence of security officials and everybody. She was laughing at me because my husband said they should vacate the place for my son to occupy,” Mrs. Aisha said.
“I wanted to pass through that door to go into a store but they closed the door. I took an alternative route but the door was still locked,” she added.
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