APC petitions Jonathan, Police IG over Asari-Dokubo’s threat against Lai Mohammed

Mujahid Asari-Dokubo

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has petitioned President Goodluck Jonathan and the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, urging their intervention after ex-militant leader, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, threatened violence on Lai Mohammed, the party’s spokesperson.

Mr. Asari-Dokubo told PREMIUM TIMES in an exclusive interview last week that he intends to take legal action against Mr. Mohammed for accusing him of being one of two Nigerians who ferried a contentious $9.3 million arms money to South Africa.

Mr. Asari-Dokubo denied the claim and threatened to sue Mr. Mohammed.

In addition, he vowed to “fight him with any means available to me” and to resort to “self-help” if the courts refused him justice.

“After all the South Africa People have given the names of people on the plane and if by next week we go to court and the court is being manipulated not to give me justice, I will resort to self-help,” he said.

“I have the capacity to resort to self-help. I will not give anybody any apology because if a man has mouth to malign me then I can use what I have to fight for myself.”

Asked to clarify on the nature of self-help, the NDPVF leader said, “When the time comes you will know. The man doesn’t have the right to malign me. If a man has the right to use his mouth and hand to malign me and libel people, and any other man has the right to use his hand and any other means to get justice.”

In a statement signed by its National Secretary, Mala Buni, Tuesday, the APC described the threats as “totally abhorring, dangerous, unacceptable and uncivilised”.

The party said it took the threat of violence against Mr. Mohammed very seriously and urged the police to question the former militant leader.

“We take the unwarranted threat very seriously, in view of the antecedents of Mr. Asari Dokubo and his propensity to violence, and will definitely hold him personally responsible if anything untoward happens to our National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed,” the statement said.

“Since ours is a country that operates under the rule of law rather than the laws of jungle, we believe anyone who is aggrieved over any issue should resort to the courts to seek redress.

“Where such aggrieved persons decide to take our laws into their own hands, as Mr. Asari Dokubo has threatened, it is an invitation to anarchy.”

The party copied President Jonathan in the letter, as well as the Senate President, David Mark, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, Director General of the State Security Service, Ita Ekpenyong, Secretary to the federal government, Anyim Pius Anyim and the Attorney General, Adoke Mohammed.


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  • Rico

    Are there no sane leaders in this country any longer?

  • akpos1

    Petition nonsense. The right to self help as Sir Dokubo put it, is a fundamental human right enshrined even in the useless so called UN charter. It is also called the fundamental human right to self defense. It is in article 4 subsection 19 of the UN charter. So what is APC talking about?

    Since Liar Mohammed can lie against people simply bcos mouth is part of his body, someone must put him to check…a stitch in time saves ten. No be so? Nonsense!

    • Bishop

      So let me believe and agree with your point, I ask, What happened to democracy? when do making public treats become part of a civilized government? Or do we pick up and nail whoever we feel like just cause they lie? This same unreasonable mediocrity is the reason we have the judiciary and we have laws. for lawless people like Dokubo and his band wagon who think that ironing issues outside the walls of the court room and taking laws into their own hands. We Need to set examples with them so that the rest of you will learn.

      • Shehu Monguno

        Bishop, Alhaji Asari Dokubo said he will resort to self-help if he does not get justice in the court and you call him lawless. Maybe you will need to help Nigerians define self-help? I may be wrong, but the last I know self-help can be violence, street demonstrations, hunger strike, writing petitions, seat in protest to mention a few. Of all the above only violence is illegal under the law

        • Bishop

          And how come I am the only one that read the portion where he mentioned violence as his means, Or did you not see “When the time comes you will know. The man doesn’t have the right to malign me. If a man has the right to use his mouth and hand to malign me and libel people, and any other man has the right to use his hand and any other means to get justice.” what other explanation do you need to get to understand that this is a direct treat to life? which is punishable by law.

          • Shehu Monguno

            Bishop, using his hand can include petition writing

          • Bishop

            He SPECIFICALLY said his hand and any other means to get justice? i have duplicated that text still you haven’t read it. Lets say the hand is for the petition, then What does any other means Entail? you guys wont cease to amaze me/

          • Shehu Monguno

            Hands are used for writing petitions, hands are used for peaceful protest hands are used to share leaflets

          • Bishop

            My fellow Nigerians let us call a spade a spade, If any man wanted to write a petition, he need not make open treats to do that, What are the pens for? all he just did now would’ve been contained in one or two pages of that “PETITION” He clearly Said and I quote again/ (If a man has the right to use his mouth and hand to malign me and libel people, and any other man has the right to use his hand and any other means to get justice) “He said His hand and Any other means” so I ask, If the hand covers for the petition, and leaflets, What does Any other means entail?

      • Naija

        Which matter of national issue ever have its way in Nigeria court or you mean lying against someone to score cheap political point is civilized? I don’t like Asari Dokubo’s behavior some time but I am 100% supporting him on this issue.

  • ND

    The fruit of lies. An opposition party is quoting a gossip website to lie against someone performing pilgrimage in mecca. I’m interested in seeing how the court will resolve the issue.

  • Buhari the Sharia Virus

    It is a do or die. Fire for fire. War for war. Freedom never comes free of charge. The war is inevitable. Lets meet at war front. How can GEJ be responsible for the 35 years of Northern Muslim Misrule?

    Our problem is not GEJ but Sharia Virus. Sharia virus had kill more people than Ebola and corruption combined. Sharia virus has been killing non-Muslims in Nigeria right from the days of Usman Dan fodio. Up til date the Northern Muslims are yet to develop a vaccine for Sharia virus.


    Say No to Sharia rule.

  • MrFesh

    I didn’t know that APC goons had any value attached to the word ‘threat.’ not with them threatening instability at every turn of events for the whole country. Now this rat is talking of being threatened. Talk of in your own coin payment.

  • Pere

    Ah, ah, ah! Lai Mohammed don pick race, fear catch am. I beg Asari-Dokubo should deal with Lai Mohammed.
    I don’t know any other man of Lai Mohammed’s age who lies every day with a straight face like Lai Mohammed.
    He should be flogged on his bare buttocks to remove the evil spirit of lies-telling from his soul once and for all.

  • TopeLamas

    Reading some comments here makes me realise why GEJ is still d ruler of Nigeria, some pple r jst too blind to d obvious, shud lia Mohamed b quiet when a mad man nd corrupt like asari cn publicly say he will tk d law into his hands if tins arent done, dat statement alone shud put him in jail already, and as a learned man dat lai is , he knows hiw to report such words nd let d law tk its course, instead of saying dis asari shud bring evidence to clear his name.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Asari-Dokubo is a terrorist but enjoys Presidential cover.

    He has been promising fire and brimstone yet the DSS is yet to summon him and caution him.

    His role in the arms deal has exposed what and who he is working with. Their plan to divide this nation will fail.

    His threat should be taken seriously and should face the wrath of the law should he carry out his threats.

    Its only sad that President Jonathan wont call him to order.

    Nigerians do not deserve a Jonathan who is using a terrorist to air his voice and oppress the oppression

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  • Lawrence Agha

    When did Asari Dokubo become the son of President Goodluck Jonathan? If the APC have any grudge against Dokubo, they should channel their grievance to the competent authorities. Whenever an opinion leader or politician from the President’s area speaks on an issue, the APC will drag the name of President Goodluck Jonathan into that issue. This must stop.