The president was removed by senior military officers in the August 1985 coup, which saw former military president, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida,take over power .
After his overthrow, Buhari was put under house arrest for so many months until his release in 1988, after the death of his mother.
While on a two-day working visit to Edo State, yesterday.Buhari said many had forgotten that he spent most part of his 40 months detention in the ancient city.
“Not many people may remember: I spent most of the 40 months of my detention, following the 1985 coup, in a small bungalow here in Benin,” he said.
Yesterday, after inaugurating a remodeled 200-bed capacity ultra modern central hospital, which the administration of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the outgoing governor, built in Benin, Buhari said he was impressed with the edifice.