The Nigeria Police Force has paraded one Augustus Akpan, who had threatened to kidnap, rape and kill Atiku Abubakar’s wife and daughter if he fails to discard his presidential ambition.
Augustus, aged 43, had also sent a message to the former vice president, threatening to blow his plane mid-air.
The Police claimed to have retrieved a mobile phone and SIM card from Augustus, which he allegedly used to send the life-threatening message to Atiku and his family. The exhibits were discovered to have been stolen from a lady.
Speaking during the parade of the suspect, Jimoh Moshood, Police Public Relations Officer, stated that Augustus was arrested while attempting to flee to Lagos in a bid to evade arrest.
Moshood also mentioned that the suspect had confessed to having committed the crime.
“During interrogation, he confessed to the crime and admitted that he resorted to the threat and intimidation when all efforts to extort money from the former vice president were unsuccessful.”
According to the Police, Augustus also confessed to having defrauded and extorted many prominent personalities, while posing as a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent.
The suspect, who is fluent in English, Ibibio, Russian and Portuguese languages would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.
The Threat Text Messages:
i. Text Message to Fmr Vice President, Alh. Atiku Abubakar GCON
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. Let Buhari run against your 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”.
ii. Text Message to Wife of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar GCON
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 stepdaughters that we know you don’t like already. Tell him to step down now and forget about running for the presidency’’
iii. Text Message to Daughter of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar GCON, Rukaiya Atiku
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 off 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.