Police arrest fraudster for threatening Atiku
A 43-year-old fraudster, Augustus Akpan, who has also been threatening to kill former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his family if he failed to withdraw from the presidential race has been arrested by the police.
The force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said Akpan from Edemaya village, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom sent threat messages to Former Vice President Atiku, his wife and daughter.
The suspect allegedly threatened to rape Atiku’s wife, Jennifer and daughters, Fatima and Maryam if the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant did not withdraw from the race.
The threat message by Akpan,
“Turaki Atiku, we are watching you and your family, we ask you right now to withdraw from the race for Presidency.
“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.”
The police said that the suspect claimed to know the homes of Atiku’s daughters and their movement.
On receiving the complaint from Atiku, Moshood said the suspect was trailed and eventually arrested by the IGP Intelligence Response Team at the toll gate along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Lagos State.
The police said one Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus phone and the SIM card used by the suspect to send the threatening messages to Atiku and his family members were recovered.