- The Nigerian Police Force has arrested a 43-year-old fraudster who threatened to kill former vice president Atiku Abubakar
- A series of menacing text messages sent from the suspect to the former VP, his wife and daughter were also made public
- The suspect was arrested at the toll-gate along Lagos-Ibadan express way, Lagos state, while on the run to escape arrest
A 43-year-old fraudster, Augustus Akpan, has been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force, for allegedly threatening to kill former vice president Atiku Abubakar and his family if he failed to withdraw from the 2019 presidential race.
The development was made public in a statement signed by the spokesman for the NPF, DSP Jimoh Moshood, on Wednesday, September 26.
In the statement which was sent to Legit.ng, the police disclosed that it recovered a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus mobile phone and the SIM card which was used by the suspect to send the threat messages to Atiku, his wife and daughter.
The wordings of the various text messages were also disclosed.
The message to Atiku read: “Turaki Atiku, we are watching you and your family, we ask you right now to withdraw from the race for Presidency, we will kill, rape your wife and daughters.
“That your ambitious and black daughter Maryam who worked at CBN and left because we were going to mess her up. We will molest, rape, deform her and kill her.
“Your daughter Fatimah the former commissioner of health in Adamawa state, we have a lot of information about her; also pictures of her naked body. We will mess your overly prostitute wife Jennifer up. We have a lot about her.
“Let Buhari run against your PDP members. We know that you are bigger than all those candidates in PDP. That is why we need you to step down. We will blow your plane off from the sky and we will poison you and your family.
“Atiku Abubakar, take our words for granted and watch what will happen to your family before you. You are going to see what we will do to you and your family.
“We know where and where your children travel to. We have watched your daughter who is a strong supporter of her father (your daughter Maryam) at number 5, Buzi close and number 5, Lake Maracaibo close."
The message to the former VP’s wife read: “Jennifer, tell your husband to step down. We will blow up his plane and kill all of you his family. We will rape you and all his daughters and also kill all of you out there. Do not underestimate us.
“We know your office at 13 Danube Street Maitama. We will blow up the place and rape all your step daughters that we know you don’t like already. Tell him to step down now and forget about running for the presidency."
The text message to Atiku’s daughter, Rukaiya read: “Tell your dad to step down. He should forget about the presidency. If he refuses, we will blow up his plane, the Gulf Stream from the sky, and also rape you and kill of his daughters.
“No amount of police or protection will stop us. We know where all of you live in. We know number 5 Buzi close and number 5, Lake Maracaibo close. Try us and blood shall spread."
The NPF disclosed that the suspect was arrested at the toll-gate along Lagos-Ibadan express way, Lagos state, while on the run to escape arrest.
Investigation is being concluded into the matter and the suspect will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, said his life and that of members of his family was under threat due to his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The presidential aspirant made the statement in a petition to President Buhari titled: “Petition over criminal intimidation and threat to my life, that of members of my family, and cyber stalking using mobile phone number 08148228704”.
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