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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo faults claims by Bamaiyi that he tried to kill him

Former President OLUSEGUN OBASANJO has faulted claims by a former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General ISHAYA BAMAIYI that he planned to kill him.

Wondering why he would want to kill BAMAIYI, OBASANJO stated that his government between 1999 and 2007 arrested the former Chief of Army Staff to clear his name for allegedly killing other people during the reign of military dictator, General SANI ABACHA.

OBASANJO gave this clarification yesterday at his Presidential Hilltop residence in Abeokuta while hosting members of the Ogun State Correspondents’ chapel.

The former President argued that the former Chief of Army Staff was arrested by law enforcement agencies in the country for alleged criminal acts.

You will recall that BAMAIYI, in his recent book, ‘Vindication of A General’, accused OBASANJO of plotting to kill him to scuttle any plan by the former army chief from toppling his administration.

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