Obasanjo’s daughter, Funke, detains cook over missing jewelries

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Funke Obasanjo, a daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo is reportedly using her father’s influence and personal connection to detain her cook in police custody in the last two months for allegedly stealing her jewelries.

Funke Obasanjo is one of the twenty-one children of the ex-president from several women. Her mother , Gold Oruh, a former director at Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), met the former president as a reporter during the civil war in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and bore him two children, Funke and Seun Obasanjo.

In a publication by Sun, Funke Obasanjo’s cook, Reuben Godwin, has been languishing in police detention for almost two months in connection with alleged disappearance of jewelries in her room.

The reports said the 34-year-old man, a father-of-two was picked up by two plain-clothed policemen on February 8, 2016, at No.15, Frederick Chiluba Close, Asokoro, Abuja residence of the ex-president’s daughter (popularly known as Blue House), and had remained in po¬lice cell till the time of filing the report yesterday.

“We are confused and shocked at what is happening. This whole thing started on February 9, 2016, when my husband resumed at Ms Funke Obasanjo’s residence for his normal duties. The woman had just returned from a medical trip abroad, and after my husband resumed, he went straight to the kitchen for his duties because he worked as a cook.

“When my husband consistently maintained his innocence, Funke’s friend, the lawyer asked them to transfer my husband to SARS office so that they can continue the intimidation and torture for him to admit an of-fence he did not commit. So, after two weeks at Asokoro, they transferred him to SARS, where he had been detained up till Fri¬day, April 1. At SARS, they re¬ally battered him, and he could no longer walk when I saw him. He was an emotional wreck; he was a pitiable sight.

“The most baffling aspect of it is that it is not only my husband that has access to the house; Funke’s driver has access to the house, so also is the Barrister who is her friend. The Barrister accused my husband of stealing the jewellery because he felt Funke would not survive a cancer surgery she went for abroad, when indeed, my husband never knew that her trip was for medicals as she only told him she was going to write an examination. What they are doing is sheer wickedness. The police told me they were taking my husband to the Upper Area Court at Gudu District (Friday) but I am yet to see him in court; I am patiently waiting there”, Reuben’s wife, Gladys, told Sun.

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