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We thought Obi would bring money when he dipped hand in his pocket, but he brought out sweets – Shehu Sani

Former Nigerian lawmaker, Shehu Sani has recounted how Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi surprised people at an event in Enugu state.

Sani, who represented the Kaduna Central Senatorial district, was among the dignitaries that attended the event organized by Nzuko Umunna on Friday.

The politician said that during the event, many people were keenly observing Obi when he dipped his hands into his pocket.

According to him, they all thought the former governor of Anambra state was going to bring out money, but he surprised them.

Sani, while sharing a video from the occasion, claimed that Obi brought out 2 pieces of menthol sweet, Tom Tom and unwrapped one before throwing them in his mouth.

He added that as the LP flagbearer was about to return the second sweet to his pocket, someone quickly grabbed it from him.

Sani wrote; “Yesterday, Peter Obi dipped his hand in his pocket. Everyone thought he would bring out money, he brought out two pieces of Tom Tom. He unwrapped one and ate it. He wanted to return the second one into his pocket then Barrister Ozekhome quickly grabbed it.”

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The Lagos State Police have arrested a couple (name withheld) for allegedly organising their own kidnap to demand ransom.

Police PRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday that the husband and wife demanded N5 million ransom from his siblings living abroad.

According to Hundeyin, police arrested the man, a 53-year-old technician and his 48-year-old wife, who’s a masseuse and bone setter, on Wednesday and Thursday respectively after a family member of the man reported the purported kidnap.

He said the couple confessed to the crime and claimed their plan was kidnap themselves with a view to raising N3 million to buy back their house in the Badagry area of Lagos.

“The man brought the idea and sold it to his wife. He did not deny it before the police. He said he did it through a text message for a purpose. He said he did it because he wanted to buy back his house with N3 million.

“The man claimed he decided to organise a self-kidnap because he has financially capable brothers and sisters abroad.

“He claimed that if they hear of his kidnap with his wife, they would negotiate with the kidnappers and pay the money,” the spokesperson said.

The Police PRO added that the couple were neither waylaid nor taken to unknown location, rather they were still living in their house in Badagry when they sent out text messages of their kidnap to their relations.

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