As the race for the 2019 general election heats up, reports have it that the Nigeria Police Force has arrested one Augustus Akpan, 43, over his alleged threat to kill former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and his family members if he fails to rescind his decision to run for president in 2019.
Recovered from the suspect reportedly who hails from Edemaya village, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, are a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus mobile phone and a SIM card used to send the threat messages to Atiku Abubakar, his wife, and daughter.
The message reads: “Turaki Atiku, we are watching you and your family, we ask you right now to withdraw from the race for Presidency. We will kill, rape your wife and daughters. That your ambitious and black daughter Maryam who worked at CBN and left we were going to mess her up. We will molest, rape, deform her and kill her”.
“Your daughter Fatimah the former Commissioner of Health in Adamawa State, we have a lot of information about her. Also pictures of her naked body, we will mess up your wife Jennifer. Let Buhari run against your PDP members. We know that you are bigger than all those candidates in PDP”.
“That is why we need you to step down. We will blow your plane off from the sky and we will poison you and your family. Atiku Abubakar, take our words for granted and watch what will happen to your family before you. You are going to see what we will do to you and your family. We know where and where your children travel to. We have watched your daughter who is a strong supporter of her father (your daughter Maryam) at number 5, Buzi close and number 5, Lake Maracaibo close”.
The text message to the wife of Atiku Abubakar, Jennifer, reads: “Jennifer. Tell your husband to step down. We will blow up his plane and kill all of you his family. We will rape you and all his daughters and also kill all of you out there. Do not underestimate us. We know your office at 13 Danube Street Maitama. We will blow up the place and rape all your stepdaughters that we know you don’t like already. Tell him to step down now and forget about running for the presidency.”
Text message to the daughter of Atiku Abubakar, Rukaiya Atiku reads: “Tell your dad to step down. He should forget about the Presidency. If he refuses, we will blow up his plane, the Gulf Stream, from the sky and also rape you and kill his daughters. No amount of Police or protection will stop us. We know where all of you live. We know number 5 Buzi close and number 5, Lake Maracaibo close. Try us and blood shall spread.”