The Nigerian Police have arrested one Augustus Akpan, 43 years, suspected to have been sending menace messages to former president Atiku Abubakar, his spouse and daughters.
Recall that Atiku lately raised alarm that himself and his relations have been receiving menace messages from unknown individuals asking him to withdraw from the presidential race. Atiku in a letter written to President Buhari,stated the unknown individuals have threatened to rape his spouse, Jennifer, and daughters if he continues to run for president. The previous president additionally stated the unknown particular person additionally threatened to blow down his personal jet.
The police after an in depth investigation, appear to have made headway into the case as Akpan, believed to be behind all of the menace messages, was paraded at this time.
Parading the suspect earlier than newsmen, the spokesperson of the police pressure, Jimoh Moshood, stated Akpan who is a local of Edemaya village in Ikot Abasi LGA of Akwa Ibom State had despatched menace messages to ex Vice President, Atiku Abubakar GCON, his spouse and daughter.
One of many menace messages despatched to Atiku reads
“Turaki Atiku, we’re watching you and your loved ones, we ask you proper now to withdraw from the race for Presidency, we’ll kill, rape your spouse and daughters. That your formidable and black daughter Maryam who labored at CBN and left as a result of we have been going to mess her up. We’ll molest, rape, deform her and kill her. Your daughter Fatimah the previous Commissioner of Well being in Adamawa State, we’ve got a number of details about her. Additionally footage of her bare physique, we’ll mess your overly prostitute spouse Jennifer up. We have now quite a bit about. Let Buhari run towards your towards your PDP members. We all know that you’re larger than all these candidates in PDP. That’s the reason we’d like you to step down. We’ll blow your aircraft off from the sky and we’ll poison you and your loved ones. Atiku Abubakar, take our phrases with no consideration and watch what is going to occur to your loved ones earlier than you. You’re going to see what we’ll do to you and your loved ones. We all know the place and the place your youngsters journey to. We have now watched your daughter who is a powerful supporter of her father (your daughter Maryam) at quantity 5, Buzi shut and quantity 5, Lake Maracaibo shut”.
A menace message despatched to Jennifer, the spouse of the previous Vice President reads
“Jennifer. Inform your husband to step down. We’ll blow up his aircraft and kill all of you his household. We’ll rape you and all his daughters and in addition kill all of you on the market. Don’t underestimate us. We all know your workplace at 13 Danube Avenue Maitama. We’ll blow up the place and rape all of your step daughters that we all know you don’t like already. Inform him to step down now and overlook about working for the presidency’’
The textual content message sentto Rukaiya Atiku, the daughter of the previous president reads
“Inform your dad to step down. He ought to overlook in regards to the Presidency. If he refuses, we’ll blow up his aircraft the Gulf Stream from the sky and in addition rape you and kill of his daughters. No quantity of Police or safety will cease us. We all know the place all of you reside in. We all know quantity 5 Buzi shut and quantity 5, Lake Maracaibo shut. Attempt us and blood shall unfold’’
Akpan was trailed and finally arrested by the IGP Intelligence Response Group. The suspect was arrested at toll-gate alongside Lagos-Ibadan categorical approach, Lagos State, whereas on the run to escape arrest.
When interrogated, Akpan confessed to the crime. He stated he’s not working fo any political get together and that he’s knowledgeable fraudster. He admitted that he resorted to the menace and intimidation when all efforts to extort cash from the previous vice chairman have been unsuccessful.
Akpan is fluent in English, Ibibio, Russian and Portuguese languages respectively. The Cellphone and the SIM card he used for the menace and intimidation have been recovered from him and have been found to have been robbed by him from a woman (identify withheld) who recognized him as the person who robbed her few months again. The suspect, Augustus Akpan additional confessed that he had threatened, defrauded and extorted large sum of cash in Naira and international foreign money from so many distinguished personalities and their relations whereas posing as an Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Central Intelligence Company (CIA).