JUST IN: “Obasanjo is working with IPOB” – Nigerian separatist
Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, the commander of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF) and self-acclaimed leader of the Biafra Customary Government (BCG) has accused former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo of backing the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The separatist leader has always held grudges with Obasanjo. In a 2014 interview with Premium Times, Asari-Dokubo accused Obasanjo as well as some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of wanting him to rot away in detention in Benin Republic to enable them perpetrate electoral malpractices in the 2015 general elections. He said at the time: “I was buried alive in custody by Obasanjo”. Obasanjo was Nigeria president from 1999 to 2007.
Recounting his ordeal in Benin Republic where he said he runs schools and have over dozens staff, Dokubo-Asari said he kept a low profile life until that country’s authorities received a report from Obasanjo about him, got him arrested, but found him clean after conducting their investigations.
He specifically alleged that ‘OBJ’ as the elder statesman is fondly called, plotted his arrest in the Republic of Benin, when he (Obasanjo) sent his name alongside others to the INTERPOL, asking it to arrest and detain the neighboring West African country.
Now, in a Facebook Live where he discussed Biafra on Wednesday evening, monitored by POLITICS NIGERIA, Dokubo linked Obasanjo to the activities of the banned IPOB group — although without providing any evidence.
“The foolish Buffoon, Obasanjo is there, working with you people (IPOB). That idiotic fellow, mischief-maker,” Dokubo said.
Former President Obasanjo could also not be reached for comments.