There are very few powerful women in Nigeria today that can boast of their closeness to almost every first lady that has occupied Aso Rock- the nation’s seat of power. Ilorin based business woman and socialite, Hajiya Bola Shagaya enjoys that exclusive privilege. However, that privilege is about to be withdrawn or already withdrawn if feelers from the presidency is anything to go by.
Sources confirm that the wealthy woman is battling accusation of complicity in the trip that earned first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan admission in a German hospital. The accusers claimed Shagaya initiated the idea of the foreign trip. The idea behind the sojourn was reportedly for the first lady to ‘undergo treatments to enhance her look’.
Informants claim Shagaya had cashed in on Patience Jonathan’s yearning for ‘a better look’ to sell the plan. The first lady reportedly bought the idea- and tagged those that opposed the move ‘enemies of Shagaya seeking to paint her black’.
The first lady reportedly suffered an infection that necessitated comprehensive medical attention during preliminary tests to usher in the ‘beauty treatment proper’. This was in Dubai- where the original development was that they would do a bit of ‘shopping’ and relaxation.
Inability of the ‘health care personnel’ on ground to manage the ‘infection’ put paid to their plot- and ultimately forced the First Lady into the German hospital she is currently recuperating at.
Official sources had put out reasons of food poisoning and even outright lie of a vacation by presidential spokesperson- Mr Reuben Abatti to cover up ‘true story’.
However behind the scene of these attempted public deceit- players in the corridors of powers are said to be at daggers drawn, looking for a scape goat to sacrifice for ‘the whole mess’ a source divulged. And they appear to be roping in on one – Hajia Bola Shagaya.
Talks of her involvement in the ill fated beauty surgery that cost late first lady Stella Obasanjo her life has started making the rounds- along with coloration of other past misadventures.
In light of this development, President Jonathan is reported to have instructed Aso Rock’s CSO to withdraw Bola Shagaya’s pass into the villa and should only be allowed in with official clearance from his office.
Meanwhile, Sahara Reporters has revealed plans by President Jonathan to pay a closely guided trip to see his hospitalized wife in Wiesbaden, Germany. According to the New York based online news medium, Mr. Jonathan is taking off for official visits to Malawi and Botswana, but our source said the president will fly secretly into Germany from South Africa to visit his wife before returning to Abuja.