Nigeria: President Obasanjo’s ex-wife, Remi robbed, beaten in Lagos
London, September 16, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Estranged wife of a former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Oluremi Obasanjo has fallen victim of armed robbery at her Ikeja GRA home, Lagos Nigeria, The incident, according to sources, occurred Wednesday last week
Besides leaving the septuagenarian extremely terrified after a series of beatings, they also carted away her, jewellery and other items of luxury running into millions of naira
Sources told Alternativeafrica,com that the noise of the woman and of other family members living with her attracted the neighbours to the rude shock of the unfortunate incident.
Not even the high fortress she lives in could prevent the dare-devils from intruding the privacy of Obasanjo’s first wife, bringing to the fore the security challenges bedevilling Lagos State.
To compound her woes, the former president, for whom Oluremi had Iyabo and Gbenga, was reported to have bitterly scolded an individual who placed a call to inform him of the incident.
Obasanjo was reported to have pointedly upbraided the caller and warned him never to call him for such an issue, a reaction which underscores the deep animosity between the former couple whose marriage and divorce was one of the messiest in Nigeria.
Known to be rarely forgiving, Obasanjo’s reaction is understandably based on the fact that Remi authored a book about their troubled union.
Oluremi’s book, ‘Bitter Sweet – My Life With Obasanjo’-The 141-page book detailed how the former president made Remi a punching bag at the slightest provocation.
Besides sketching lucidly the story of their affair that hit the rock eventually, Remi, it was who virtually stopped Obasanjo from being considered for the lofty office of the United Nations’ Secretary General when she wrote an open letter widely publicised in the media both locally and international in which she posited that her former husband, whom she knew better than anyone else in the world, lacked the basic requirements of good character.
That letter drew the nail in the coffin of an ambition long nursed by Obasanjo.