How My “International Friends” Almost Set Me Free From Yola Prisons – Obasanjo

How My “International Friends” Almost Set Me Free From Yola Prisons – Obasanjo


Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian President, on Friday revealed how his “international friends” almost set him free from Yola prisons through commando-like style.

He made the disclosure while speaking at the 20th anniversary of the death of Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, a retired Major General and his Deputy when he was Military Head of State from 1976-1979.

According to Obasanjo, he stopped his international friend against taking such actions because he won’t leave prison should they attempt to break him out.

Obasanjo said when he was sent to prison, “some of my international friends sent a message that they were ready to storm the Yola prisons and rescue me in a helicopter and take me to safety in Cameroon, but I said no, if you do that, I will not leave the prison”.

The former President was in prison from 1995 to 1998 over his involvement in the alleged coup plot against the military government of late Gen Sani Abacha.

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