Hanan Buhari, one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters, has denied her involvement in the detention of Anthony Okolie, who MTN allotted her lost phone line to by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Okolie was in detention for ten weeks for using the line, an injustice he is challenging in the form of a suit he filed before the Federal High Court, Asaba, demanding N500m compensation and public apology for the violation of his fundamental human rights from both DSS and Hanan.
But in a counter-affidavit, the President’s daughter denied having any hand in Okolie’s unlawful detention.
According to The Nation, the counter-affidavit was deposed to, on her behalf, by Idris Abdullahi from the law firm of M. E. Sheriff and Co.
Quoting the document, the paper wrote: “never made any complaint against any Mr. Anthony Okolie to any officer of the State Security Service or any other law enforcement agency.
“She was not privileged to even know anybody with the name of Mr. Anthony Okolie and has never reported him or any other person to any law enforcement agency in Nigeria or any country throughout her life.
“She has no grievance over re-registering a sim card she used seven years ago to any person in Nigeria.”