Mr. Obasanjo son had smashed the phone when the reporter tried to take pictures of the former president’s burning house.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday fulfilled his promise of replacing the smashed Blackberry phone of the Ogun State Correspondent of PREMIUM TIMES.
Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, the PREMIUM TIMES correspondent was at the home of Mr. Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital to cover the case of his burning house in December, 2012. While trying to take a photograph of the burning edifice, one of Mr. Obasanjo’s sons grabbed his phone and smashed it.
Mr. Kayode-Adedeji made a formal report to the former president who promised to replace the damaged one.
Mr. Obasanjo made good his pledge on Monday and gave the correspondent a new BlackBerry phone after sighting him at a meeting between Mr. Obasanjo and some Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, leaders.