Earlier this month, Atiku sought protection from a man who threatened his life and that of his family; asking the federal government to intervene.
The man who threatened former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his family, has been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force.
The Police force has paraded a 43-year-old suspected to have made scary threats asking former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to either withdraw from the 2019 presidential race or have his plane blown up mid-air.
According to police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, the suspect named Augustus Akpan allegedly used a stolen phone to explicitly threaten wife and daughters of the former Vice President with rape.
Jimoh Moshood said;
“On the receipt of complaint of threat and intimidation from former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON, the forty-three-year-old Augustus Akpan was trailed and eventually arrested by the IGP Intelligence Response Team.
The suspect, Augustus Akpan was arrested at toll-gate along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Lagos State, while on the run to escape arrest; during interrogation, he confessed to the crime and admitted that he resorted to the threat and intimidation when all efforts to extort money from the former Vice President were unsuccessful”.
The suspect also admitted in his confessional statement that he is a professional fraudster and not working for any political party, that his mention that ‘Let Buhari run against your PDP members’ in his threat message to the former Vice President was merely to divert attention