Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he wrote four books during his imprisonment by the dictatorship regime of late Military Ruler, Sanni Abacha, adding that he also knew that Abacha would not be alive to release him from prison.
Obasanjo made this known on Saturday while speaking at the maiden edition of ASIS International, ASIS 206 Lagos Annual Leadership Retreat, held at the Marque Events Centre located in the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta,
He said while in prison he was optimistic that, he was going to regain freedom without the approval of the Abacha regime that jailed him for no course, adding that the prison experience also afforded him the opportunity to get closer to God.
Obasanjo while speaking on another development deplored the current insecurity in the country, and canvassed for effective leadership, good governance, development and strong value system within the context of our culture and tradition to address security challenges confronting the country as a nation.
The former President however backed for the move to review the act setting up the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to reduce security threats in the country, but with a caution that such review should be supported by effective monitoring and control.
A Police Inspector with Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Ikorodu, Lagos State Command, Charles Omotosho has been arrested for allegedly extorting the sum of N5, 000 from a lady following an arrest for no just cause.
This was made known in a press statement made available to Penpushing which was issued by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Sogunle, adding that the alleged police operative was apprehended following a complaint by the victim, through twitter
‘On 16th May, 2018, the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) received a complaint from a citizen via Twitter [@ife_luv12] that a Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Operative forced her to make a bank transfer of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000) to the said SARS operative’s bank account following an arrest for no just cause’, the statement said.
‘PCRRU immediately registered the case (Tracking Number PCRRU316356) and initiated an investigation. The officer was promptly identified to be Inspector Charles Omotosho attached to Federal SARS, Ikorodu, Lagos State. He was immediately removed from front-line police duties and taken into custody’.
The statement added that, in the course of preliminary investigation, a copy of the officer’s statement of bank account was obtained and the entry of the said transfer discovered therein,stressing that It has also been established that there was a contact between the officer’s patrol team and the complainant and others at Ikorodu as contained in the complaint.