Obasanjo allegedly flogs relative’s wife with horsewhip over N160m theft in Ogun
Residents of Olaogun in Ifo Ibogun area of Ogun State, on Tuesday, were surprised when former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, stormed the area with a truckload of armed security operatives and allegedly physically assaulted the wife of his close relative and top confidant, Adebayo Molaja.
According to SaharaReporters, Obasanjo personally flogged Mrs Adebayo several times with a horsewhip (Koboko) for an alleged ‘theft’ of N160m.
It was not clear how the issue came about and what actually prompted the former President, who is also a retired military general, to take such action.
The resident added,
“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.
“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.”
Other residents of the community, who witnessed the incident and were contacted by SaharaReporters for comments all declined citing safety concerns.
Attempts to get the reaction of Kehinde Akinyemi, spokesperson for Obasanjo, was unsuccessful as his telephone line was not reachable at the time of this report.