Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has reportedly brutalised a woman in Olaogun in Ifo Ibogun area of Ogun State.
Naija News learnt that ‘Baba Iyabo’ as he is fondly called, reportedly grabbed a horsewhip and lashes the woman several times over alleged ‘theft’ of N160m.
According to the report monitored on SaharaReporters by Naija News, the former military head of state stormed the community with some armed security personnel and allegedly dealt with the woman who is said to be a wife to his close relative and top confidant, Adebayo Molaja.
Though reports are not clear on the Genesis of the matter which prompted Obasanjo to have taken such an action.
Given an update on the alleged incident, a resident who pleaded to remain anonymous told newsmen that the former military president was heard shouting “Omolaja, ole! Abiodun, ole! Won loji N160m (Omolaja thief! Abiodun thief! They said you stole N160m)” while lashing the woman.
“Obasanjo came from his Ota farm abode at exactly 5:00 am while people were still sleeping. He was accompanied by fiery-looking security men armed to the teeth who condoned the residence of the Adebayo’s. He immediately called out Mrs Adebayo and ordered the mobile policemen with him to form a barricade. He then proceeded with a horsewhip (Koboko) to personally flog the woman several times,” the resident revealed.”
He added, “Many residents of the community were shocked. Hundreds of commercial bike riders popularly called Okada parked at the scene wondering whether there was an armed robbery incidence or any other tragic occurrence.”
However, no comment was received from Obasanjo’s spokesperson, Kehinde Akinyemi, as his mobile phones could not be reached.
Meanwhile, in another news earlier, Naija News reported that Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have reacted to the death of Mallam Isa Funtua.