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Sunday, 9 July 2017

'Abacha injected Yar’Adua with virus that killed him' - Former Pres. Obasanjo alleges

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has alleged that former military dictator, Sani Abacha, injected a deadly virus into Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, an Army major general who served as his Chief of Staff, while the deceased, MKO Abiola and himself were in prison.

The former president disclosed this at a dinner program organized by an inter-denominational Christian organization, Christ The Redeemer’s Friends International of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 39 Chapter yesterday July 8th.


According to Sahara Reporters, Obasanjo alleged that Yar’Adua was poisoned by Abacha’s killer squad, adding that he was to be next victim, but that he was saved by God’s divine grace.

“Two people had earlier told me Abacha promised that three of us would not come out of prison or detention alive; myself. Shehu Yar Adua and MKO Abiola. And two of them did not come out alive. So, that I came out alive, maybe God has a purpose. And therefore if the purpose is for me to serve the people and by so doing, serve God, then so be it. Abacha claimed that I was plotting a coup. I wasn’t the first to be arrested. When Shehu (Yar’Adua) was arrested, I tried to plead for his release. When Abacha said he didn’t know about Shehu’s arrest, I said to him, ‘the number two man in this country cannot be arrested without you knowing.’ He then said he would go and find out. In Abacha’s plan, he left God out of it and because he left God out of his plan, it (his government) eventually failed. There is God’s hand in the life of each and every one of us and every institution. I believe that very well.

When I was arrested, they took me to a house in Ikoyi (Lagos) and that became my abode (I was) in isolation, for three months. In the meantime, there were national and international pressures for my release, (former US) President Jimmy Carter was one of the world leaders that came to ask for my release. Some African leaders like Yoweri Museveni and Robert Mugabe came. I believe it was because of those pressures that I was released from isolation in Ikoyi where I was under house arrest.”

 According to the former president, one of the worst days on earth would be the day he was court-martialled and sentenced

“I must say that, that day, in a split second, it felt like the worst day in my life. What flashed through my mind was that I was forever ruined. I asked myself, ‘What did I do to deserve this? Is this what I get for serving Nigeria?’ But then, I told myself again that this was not done to me by Nigeria, but that one man did it for me.”

Obasanjo said he and Yar’Adua were detained in Jos and Port Harcourt prisons because they were the best prisons in the country at the time.

“I was to go to Jos (prison) and Yar’Adua was to go to Port Harcourt (prison). In Jos, I was visited by my colleagues, including Yakubu Danjuma, Joe Garba, Domkat Bali, many of our colleagues, and then family members and friends. Then a decision was made that I was becoming too popular in Jos prison and I had to be transferred to Yola prison which is a native authority prison and I don’t need to tell you what life was there. In Jos prison, before I was transferred to Yola prison, they had decided that Shehu Yar’Adua and myself should be poisoned. So, they took him from Port Harcourt prison to Abakaliki. In the process, he was injected with the virus that killed him.

The same was supposed to be done to me. The man who came took me from the prison to a guest house in the GRA in Jos, said, ‘We know you have a problem with cholesterol so I have to take your blood for a test.’ Then I said, ‘Not on your life, I don’t have any problem with cholesterol. I was slightly diabetic. But God had taken care of it because I was checking my blood sugar almost on a daily basis and it had become better than normal. So, I refused him (the man) touching me with anything. So, they took me to Yola and he said, ‘when you get to where you are going, we will come again.’”

Obasanjo said a doctor and specialist in the prison saved him from being poisoned. “The doctor was a professional man in charge of the General Hospital in Yola. He listened to my case that I needed special food because I was diabetic. He said the specialist would come to see me. The specialist turned out to be somebody from Okeogun in Oyo State. Two, he was a Baptist, and three, he had heard about me and knew me. So, he looked at me and said, ‘Don’t let anybody touch you with anything.

Within three weeks the man that came to me earlier returned again and said he wanted to take my blood. I said, ‘No, you have to get my doctor to come and take my blood for you.’ That was the arrangement between me and the doctor. And my doctor came and he brought a syringe and he took my blood and gave it to him. He now asked the man, ‘When would we have the result? ’The man said, ‘Within 24 hours of my getting to Abuja.’I haven’t heard the result until today.”

Obasanjo said after his release from prison, he gave into pressure to contest for the presidency and he ended up becoming president for two terms by the grace of God. “Nigeria that was a pariah state became a darling (of the world). What is the lesson for me? I developed in prison but unfortunately, I was not able to sustain it. Maybe because there was nothing else to do in prison except to pray and fast. I used to fast a lot. On three occasions, I fasted for seven days, no water, no food… a unique power was given to me by God. In all these, God did not leave me alone, and I know that. I say to people that God has never let me alone nor disappointed me in spite of all. I am a sinner. It is not because of my goodness, but because of the grace of God, and the grace of God continues to abound.”

48 comments:

Sylvia said...

Politics.... Dirty and deadly game

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmm


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Just to be relevant again, baba has started.. Both Abacha and Yaradua are not here to speak... Oga, Abeg face front...

Talk about Buhari that has gone to London and held everyone to ransome




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Ogwologwo said...

If he had succeeded in poisoning you and many others like you, maybe this Zoo would have been a better place by now

Anonymous said...

"I am a sinner. It is not because of my goodness, but because of the grace of God, and the grace of God continues to abound" Romans 6:1 says "shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?" God forbid!

Sir, please have a personal relationship with God. Salvation is the ONLY passport to heaven. That's where grace fails.

Joyous babe,Linda Ikeji First Cousin said...

Story!

@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

He still remain the best Nigeria ever had, who born that Senate president when on f**k with Obj...

Darlington Egbu said...

Why should Obasanjo keep saying all this none sense at this time and state of Nigeria?
Is Obasanjo saying all these at this point in time to polarize the society, promote hate among the Kanuris and the Hausa-Fulanis?
Is this not the same Obasanjo, who was saved from the same poison by Dr. Ngige. who he later ordered kidnapped while the Governor of Anambra State.
Does Olusegun Obasanjo realise that it is on record that during his tenure as the "President" of Nigeria, between 1999 and 2007, over 134,000(one hundred and thirty four thousand) Nigerians lost their lives by his orders?
Nigerians should move forward, by ignoring such old fools like Obasanjo.

kas Igies said...

Obasanjo is the most luckiest Nigeria man alive, take it or leave it. Baba we knew God was involved, many people may not like him. But try and follow his story from early childhood to date you will realize is not by human power.

daniel ubong said...

Hmmmm Babake,good for u sha

Anonymous said...

Now, he's a preacher. Kai, Obj is a real chameleon who changes color like, kilode. Why at this point in the nation's history does Obj decide to air these dirty laundry? What type of emotions and from what constituents is Obj seeking to rouse certain projected reactions? What's in it for him, his sponsors/pay masters? How is it with more urgent issues facing Naija, Obj reverts to "ancient history" and interestingly, a revelation of personal salvation by an all-forgiving CHRISTIAN GOD (in an increasingly islamic Nigerian state, which by the way, Obj foisted on the south & south-west peoples). Who is Obj fooling??? Make una dey shine eyes wella bcos the scriptures say, even the devil makes himself an angel of light. QED@atm

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motherhen said...

OBJ with his seeds of discord. Too bad!!!. Sir, at this age you should be building bridges, you are an elder Statesman.

Anonymous said...

Baba u have started again.......

Must u talk?

U are labelling Abacha bad bcos he's nt here to defend himself

Okay Baba let me ask u,, What happened to Bola Ige (Attorney General) during ur tenure???

Anonymous said...

Answer d question....

Anonymous said...

Now I know that the old fool has lost it!

Anonymous said...

Baba u are as guilt as Abacha so u beta let sleeping dogs lie

Anonymous said...

With all the power you have OBJ, you have only now decided to reveal the secrets that have been the root cause of all political issues in Nigeria. Why are you speaking up now, why didn't you expose all these back then? I understand you are one of the major issues this country has, and you may also be a traitor from what we younger generation have been told.

Anonymous said...

Who now poison Buhari? Loool

Anonymous said...

If he knew that YarAdua was going to die....why did he allow YarArdua succeed him...paved way for regime and regional change of power....

Anonymous said...

Thank you @meetdrealvans. I Pity all these small children that will hide behind their chinko phones and be abusing the elders. OBJ remains one of the best thing that has ever happened to Nigeria. Like him or hate him. Long may you live Baba OBJ sir

Anonymous said...

Where did you get your stats from? U just dey open mouth anyhow without fact.

Anonymous said...

Give an example of the seeds of discord. You just throw words around to show that u r intelligent.

Anonymous said...

No mind the idiot who suddenly became a born gain preaching peace n all that, when he was in power what did he do to curb agitations, injustice n marginalization

Brandybless Williams said...

So who did you OBJ inject?

Anonymous said...

He should have said this while in power, why now, he's too big for this nonsense.

Ben said...

OBJ story can only be God.The best president Nigeria ever so far.Balanced appointment,firm leadership and a de tribalised leader.welldone Ebora owu,Baba God noni

Anonymous said...

Obj you have played your part well,take a bow.Baba left a better Nigeria than GEJ.

Anonymous said...

God bless u!!! All the people he is accusing are not here to defend themselves.

Anonymous said...

Corruption everywhere. Obj are you telling us the truth? Apostle must hear of this. Hey guys, I saw this video online, somewhere in the North where some guys were raping a girl and everyone was watching click here to watch the video lets make this viral till the government intervene.

Also, OMG!! shared on Fb by a foreign guy, come see this popular celeb smashing on camera click here to watch the video you'll be shocked.

Anonymous said...

Another conspiracy to make it seem like Bubu has been poisoned! Obj trying to be relevant since 1960!!

Anonymous said...

This is not the first time this has been mentioned. History eludes some of you. His not a saint but you must respect the person of Olusegun Obasanjo. His no ordinary man.

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Anonymous said...

Nonsense ranting, we shouldn't take Obj serious

chinelo okafor said...

Campaign comes quick!! He knows that many Nigerians are Shallow Minded and very Forgetful, that's How Some people with Brain Went and Vote Bokohari as their President even after Reading about his atrocities and all...can't u See some mumu's Hailing him? Some People can never Wise up...

chinelo okafor said...

HMmmmmmm!!!Something is Wrong Somewhere. I Smell a Burger...

Nina said...

I kinda like Baba Obj sha. There is something about him that makes him Different from others

oba frank said...

I see all of you commenting here are all 1998 children, 90 % of una nor get single sense.... that's the problem with Nigeria today, kids like you all lack history, if una get sense. you will honor OBJ

Anonymous said...

OBJ should have confessed his sins first before accusing others.So what is he trying to feel like now? provided he didn't talk about the atrocities he committed,he as good as blabbing.

Anonymous said...

OBJ should have confessed his sins first before accusing others.If he can't talk about the atrocities he committed then he should keep quiet and stop jaundicing against others.

Anonymous said...

Amazing testimony> God is indeed faithful and protects His own

Adeniji adekola said...

WE NIGERIAN SHOULD LEARN HOW TO APPRECIATE THIS LEGEND. HE'S A GREAT MAN.

Adeniji adekola said...

WE NIGERIAN SHOULD LEARN HOW TO APPRECIATE THIS LEGEND. HE'S A GREAT MAN.

ahmed said...

Have always felt that OBJ is the best president nigeria ever had. in spite of the challenges that the country face. he still managed to somehow leave a functioning country behind. It truly is not by our own doing but by the grace. God bless your sir

Anonymous said...

Functioning country for those that were lucky to be alive. I guess Bola I've and the Zaki Ibiam victims Will not concur with you. Obasanjo is a part and product of the failed Nigerian state which only works for him and his like - danjuma, Joe garbage and co who btw are all on a quick part of extinction. They received Gowon and orchestrated a purely avoidable civil war for their selfish gains. He doesn't get it I guess. Hellfire is meant for people of certain pedigree. He has achieved that pedigree with the amount of blood on his hands. He has to come open, ask Nigerians for forgiveness and give his life to Christ if he needs salvation. His worthless ego and pride will not let him. Keep wallowing in your self deceit.

Anonymous said...

@Ahmed 11.50: Functioning country for those that were lucky to escape his killer squad. I guess Bola Ige's family and the Zaki Ibiam victims Will not concur with your assertions. Obasanjo is a part and product of the failed Nigerian state which only works for him and his likes - danjuma, Joe garbage and co who btw are all on a quick part to extinction. They deceived Gowon and orchestrated a purely avoidable bloody civil war for their selfish gains. He doesn't get it I guess. Hellfire is meant for people of certain pedigree. He has achieved that pedigree with the amount of blood on his hands. Baba has to come clean, ask Nigerians for forgiveness and give his life to Christ if he needs salvation. His worthless ego and pride will not let him. Keep wallowing in your self deceit.

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