The Media Assistant to the First Lady, Mr Ayo Adewuyi, on Monday said that Dame Patience Jonathan did not order the arrest of an alleged impersonator, Naomi Muriah.
The media aide in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, said that the attention of Mrs. Jonathan had been drawn to reports that she ordered the arrest of Muriah.
Mr. Adewuyi explained that Muriah attended the women stakeholders’ meeting convened to discuss ways and best strategies to ensure the release of the abducted female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State.
“We wish to state without any iota of equivocation that the first lady did not order the arrest of any woman or anyone for that matter before, during and after the meeting.
“It is instructive to note that the meeting ended after three o’clock on Monday morning.
“And all those invited to the meeting, including a handful of journalists who stayed throughout the lengthy meeting, left the Presidential Villa thereafter”, Adewuyi stated.
He further explained that Muriah, mentioned in one of the reports, came to the meeting as a member of the Borno State delegation.
“The women were alarmed when someone who knew her told the meeting that she was impersonating one of the mothers of the alleged abducted children on the basis for which she attended the meeting.
“The women expressed their disappointment when she confirmed that she is not a biological mother to any of the abducted children.
“Naomi left the State House with other members of the delegation.
“If she was arrested as claimed, then enquiries about her arrest should, therefore, be directed to the security agencies”, he said.