Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has alerted to plans by some persons to assassinate her, following a suit she filed last month seeking to postpone the wedding of her son, Olujonwo and Miss Tope Adebutu.
The allegation came barely four days to the hearing of her suit at a Lagos High Court before Justice Lateefa Okunnu.
She alleged in the petition to the commissioner of Police, Lagos State, dated April 4, that those alleged to have been detailed to kill her include her twin brother and former Chairman of Police Service Commission Kenny Martins, her future daughter-in-law, Tope Adebutu and future mother-in-law Ms Rosemary Dacosta.
She alleged that the trio have perfected plans to get the police to arrest and detain her on trump-up charges anytime from May 10 to May 14, 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 postpone the wedding date of my son from May to June.
“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 on false charges and get me arrested and detained by the police from May 10 -14 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 the late Head of State , Gen Sani 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 May.
“ 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 into 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, Martins said he was not aware of the allegation as none has been brought to his notice. He also claimed ignorance of any plan to assassinate his sister. The bride to-be, Miss Adebutu, hung up when she was called on the phone.
Ms Dacosta said: “Don’t you have anything to do? Get off my phone.” The suit filed by Mrs Obasanjo seeking postponement of her son’s wedding will be heard on Monday.