- Mrs Taiwo recently went to the court asking that the proposed wedding between her son and Miss Tope Adebutu be stopped
- She now says apart from plans by those she mentioned to assassinate her, a second plan is to get her in detention till the wedding is over
Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, the wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has alleged that certain persons have been detailed to assassinate her following a court action she filed last month to postpone her son's wedding.
In a petition to the Fatai Owoseni, the commissioner of police in Lagos state, dated April 4, 2017, Mrs Obasanjo alleged that those assigned to kill her include her twin brother, Chief Kenny Martins, her future daughter-in-law, Tope Adebutu and future mother-in-law, Ms Rosemary Dacosta.
She did not give details of how the plan is to be hatched or why she thinks her twin brother is involved in the alleged plot.
In the petition obtained by NAIJ.com, Mrs Obasanjo further stated that the three mentioned persons have perfected plans to get the police to arrest and detain her on trump-up charges between May 10 and 14, 2017 when the wedding is scheduled to take place.
The petition reads: “I was reliably informed that the three persons mentioned above have perfected their plans to assassinate me because I requested the court to shift the wedding date of my son from the month of May to June 2017.
“They also have a plan to start smear campaign on my person using various media platforms such as newspaper, internet etc.
“Their third plan is to frame me up on false charges and get me arrested and detained by the police from the 10th -14th May, 2017 and also to involve the military police to achieve their plans.
“Sir, this issue reported here is neither a small matter nor a figment of my imagination because sometime during the time of late head of state , Gen Abacha, when Daddy Obasanjo was in prison, the late Stella Obasanjo got the military to detain me at DMI, Apapa by Frank Omenka on false charges.
“Sir, what is unfolding now is not a wedding preparation but a desperate attempt to kill me because I told Rosemary Dacosta and her daughter, Tope Adebutu, to allow the wedding to hold after the month of May 2017.
“Chief Kenny Martins is the leader of the planned assassination on my life. Sir, I am reporting this issue so that you can please use your good office to step in to the situation because there is a deep strange desperation attached to the wedding of my son which is now do-or-die wedding ceremony for them.”
When contacted, Chief Martins declined to comment on the petition saying he was not aware of it.
“I don't have any petition from the police on my table so I don't react to what is not before me,” he said.
Ms Dacosta also said: “I don't want to listen to anybody. I have no say on what is happening because I don't know anybody. Thank you so much and bye bye.”
Miss Adebutu did not pick her calls when contacted.
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