I wanted to kill myself and hang my blood on the head of Osinbajo and Magu - Adoke

By Editor on 09/09/2019

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But for a last minute voice of reason, former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Adoke, said he would have committed suicide to end the shame of being called a thief for a crime he did not commit.

Disclosing that he came to the decision, following his constant ordeal in the hands of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Adoke, who left office in 2015, after his boss Goodluck Jonathan lost that year’s presidential election, said he planned to plunge to his own death from a high-rise building.

In a book “Burden of Service” he wrote from his base outside Nigeria, where he has been on self-exile, after the fall of the Jonathan regime, after the insistence of the EFCC on prosecuting him, he also listed, Senator Ali Ndume from Borno State as part of his current ordeal.

He wrote: “To wake up every day and see my name being unjustly maligned on the internet was no longer bearable. Being hunted for what I did not do felt like a death sentence on its own. It is time to force my exit from this world, I told myself.

“I walked to the terrace of my rented semi-detached maisonette in The Hague, The Netherlands. I looked down. Plunging a few metres seemed to offer an instant relief instead of waiting endlessly for my vindication.

“I would become totally blank to shame and sorrow within seconds. I would never have to worry about the lies and the persecution again.

“My blood would be on the hands of those who hounded me to my death. They would live the rest of their lives with a bleeding conscience, assuming that they had any such thing. Death, rather than life, seemed very attractive to me now.”

Adoke, however, said he later came to his senses and chose life over death based on the fact that if he ended his life abruptly, nobody would tell his side of the story, while his family members and friends would live with the stain.

He said his traducers would also claim that his death was an escape from justice.

“I decided to live and tell my story,” he said.

 

 

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Posted on September, 9 2019

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