The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Saidu Afaka, who was recently detained by the Department of State Services after tricking his principal to sign a fraudulent document to make millions of naira is dead.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday disclosed that Afaka died at the State House Clinic on after a prolonged illness.
Buhari expressed sadness over the death of his driver.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Afaka on the passing of Master Warrant Officer, Sa’idu Afaka, his official driver, who died at the State House Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.”
“President Buhari, who also commiserates with the Government and people of Kaduna State, described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility.”
“The President recalls that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises from the Saudi and Nigerian authorities.”
“President Buhari prays Almighty Allah to ‘bless the soul of the departed with an elevated place in heavens,’ committing the family and friends to divine comfort and patience.”
In another development, a house of representatives member, Suleiman Aliu, has been reported dead.
Reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed that the lawmaker representing Lere Federal Constituency, Kaduna State under the All Progressives Congress (APC), gave up the ghost on Monday, April 5.