Attorney-General of the Federation in ex-President Goodluck Jonathan administration, Mohammed Adoke, said he was driven to the brink of suicide as a result of his name being linked to many grievous underhand dealings allegedly perpetrated by government officials then.
Adoke who is presently on self-exile, dropped this bombshell in his book, “Burden of Service” where he blamed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, for his ordeal.
“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,” the former minister wrote.
He added that on second thought, he aborted the move.