Obasanjo didn’t order Ige, Marshall’s killings – Fasawe

A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Oyewole Fasawe, on Sunday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo had no killer squad while he was in office.

Fasawe, who stated this in an email to a Punch Newspaper  correspondent, said Obasanjo had no hand in the unresolved murder of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige, and a former national chairman of the All Peoples Party, Chief Harry Marshall.

Fasawe was reacting to allegation by one Mr. Richard Odusanya, who claimed to be a former associate of Obasanjo.

In a live interview, with an online news portal, Saharareporters, Odusanya had alleged that the former President lodged the killer squad at a State Security Service headquarters, known as ‘Yellow House.’

He appeared on the programme alongside Mr. Segun Seriki, a PDP member in Ogun State.

In the said interview, Odusanya had alleged that Obasanjo knew about the murder of Marshall.

But in the email, Fasawe said Odusanya was his “errand boy”, who had no knowledge or insight into the working of government during the era of Obasanjo.

Fasawe said Obasanjo had never met Odusanya.

He stated that contrary to the claims by Odusanya and Seriki, Obasanjo had no hand in the unresolved murders of Ige and Marshall.

Fasawe, an associate of Obasanjo, said he was surprised Odusanya could make such an allegation because, according to him, “the former president had never cast his sight on him (Odusanya)”.

Fasawe noted that at no time had Obasanjo met with Odusanya, whom he described as his (Fasawe’s) errand boy until two years ago.

He stated, “President Obasanjo and I have been friends for a long time, while Richard had been my errand boy for some time until about two years ago, when he surreptitiously wanted to sell one of my properties in London.

“Throughout my frequent visits to the Villa when Obasanjo was president, I cannot recall a particular time when I had gone in company with Richard Odusanya.”

Describing Odusanya as an impostor, he said, “All through the years that President Obasanjo was in office, he never met with Richard, let alone talk of exchanging handshake with him. He knew absolutely nothing about the workings and activities of government during those era, other than being my errand boy.

“I want to state categorically that former President Obasanjo never met with this impostor, nor know anything about the person called Richard Odusanya. The so-called Odusanya had been my errand boy for years until about two years ago when I severed relationship with him after his failed bid to put up one of my London properties for sale.

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