Following the moves of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against daughter of ex-president Umaru Yar’Adua, former First Lady, Turai, visited ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Businessman Kenny Martins reportedly made the entourage of the former First Lady to Obasanjo’s residence.
She met behind closed doors with former president for more than an hour before leaving in a convoy of three cars, Premium Times said.
It’s the first visit of Mrs. Yar’Adua to ex-Nigerian leader since her husband died in office in 2010 after long illness.
According to sources she thanked Obasanjo for finding her late husband a worthy successor, and begged to him to forgive her and her family for whatever wrong was done to him during Mr. Yar’Adua’s term.
Former First Lady also asked Obasanjo to succeed on President Muhammadu Buhari not to harass or persecute her family members or those who worked with her husband.
“She specifically intimated the former President of the ongoing probe of one of her daughters, Zainab, by the EFCC. She believed it is a witch-hunt, a ploy by the Buhari government to get at her family,” he said.
An assistant of former president confirmed the visit.
“It is true that she visited on Saturday. I don’t know exactly what she discussed with Baba (Obasanjo). But I think it is safe to say she came to greet him and discuss issues relevant to the two families,” he said.
It would be recalled that the EFCC had on July 22 invited Zainab, wife of former Kebbi state governor, Saidu Dakingari, over supposed N2billion fraud did during her husband’s term as governor.
When she appeared on July 27 at commission, investigators said she was settled administrative bail on health grounds and asked to return on a future date.