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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

" Obasanjo escaped planned death''

Police arrest 2 over plan to kill Obasanjo

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Olaleken Olabulo -Lagos
The police at the Zone 2 command of the Nigeria Police, Onikan, Lagos State, have arrested two impersonators who allegedly promised to kill former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the senator representing Ogun East senatorial district, Buruji Kashamu.
The two suspects had reportedly impersonated one of the former president's daughters and the other claimed to be an intelligence officer when they met with Kashamu.
The suspects, identified as Peter Uwakala and Victoria Alaegbu, were arrested after Kashamu reportedly lodged a complaint at Zone 2 of the police command.
The suspects had allegedly demanded an unspecified amount of money from the politician to poison and kill Obasanjo as a way of putting an end to the feud between the two men.
Tribune Online gathered that the two men met with Kashamu at an unnamed hotel on the Lagos Island on May 8 and promised to help him solve the problem between him and the former president.
It was further gathered that the suspects demanded some money from the Ogun State politician to embark on the mission.
The X Squad team of the Zone 2 police command swung into action and arrested the two suspects who were subsequently investigated and found not to have any relationship with the former president
A source at Zone 2 police command, who pleaded anonymity, said, "The fact of the case was that the complainant alleged in his verbal complaint that the duo of Peter Uwakala and Victoria Alaegbu falsely represented themselves as an intelligence officer and daughter to the former president to him under the pretence that they were going to resolve the political rift between him and Obasanjo."
The police source added that Victoria introduced herself as 'Yetunde Obasanjo' and that the two suspects made uncomplimentary remarks about the former president.
The suspects were said to have claimed that domestic staff members of the former president, including his cooks, were not happy with him and were willing to kill him for money.
The suspects were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo at the Igbosere Magistrates' Court, Lagos, on June 5, and were remanded at Kirikiri Prisons, while the matter was adjourned till July 31, 2015.