Sympathizers shocked as ex- IG of Police, Gambo Jimeta, bursts into laughter over his rumoured death

By Editor on June 21, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,484


Former IG of Police, Gambo Jimeta

It was a dramatic scene at the expansive all-white colour No. 5, Cassandra Street, Maitama -Abuja home of former Inspector- General of Police, Alhaji Gambo Jimeta who burst into hilarious laughter while responding to sympathizers over his rumoured death.

The news which turned out a hoax had gone viral on social media. Even hours after the news site which ‘broke’ the story had retracted and apologized to the family of the retired police chief, the stream of visitors to the family of the former police top shot could not abate. 

Checks by SOUNDBITE NEWS revealed that hundreds of relations, sympathizers and associates of the former IG were surprised to find the former top cop in a hilarious mood over his rumoured death which they said he described as fake news.

A serving Assistant Inspector General who was one of the earliest callers said that many sympathizers at the house were relieved to find the former police chief laughing and joking over the death rumour. 

‘’The man is a mystery. We were shocked that he did not make heavy weather of the death rumour. He laughed and joked about it. He thanked us for showing concern. We told him that the rumour was an indication that he will live long,’’ he said.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that the aging former police boss had a successful extensive surgery in the United States last year due to an undisclosed ailment that confined him to a wheel-chair. This was after a prolonged preliminary medical examination at a Chinese hospital in Abuja.

 At the time of filing the report, more associates were still trooping to his house where he is a neighbor to a former Minister of Defence, Dr.Bello Haliru Mohammed. They share a mosque between their houses. They are said to enjoy very warm and cordial relationship that extends to their children. Attempts by anxious newsmen for a close-up on the retired IG were sternly rebuffed by security men attached to his house.  

Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta, believed to be in his 80s hails from Jimeta in Adamawa State. He came into national limelight in 1986 when he was appointed by ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida as Inspector General of Police after Mr. Etim Inyang’s tenure. He was succeeded by Mr. Aliyu Attah. He was a National Security Adviser to President Ibrahim Babangida.

The elder statesman is widely known for expressing his mind either within or out of government. For example, he told an audience in 2013 that Nigeria’s ex- maximum ruler, late General Sani Abacha sacked him because he suggested unconditional release of General Olusegun Obasanjo, late Major General Shehu Musa Yar’Ardua and four others from detention.  His claims have not been denied by functionaries of the Abacha era till date.  Also, at a security summit organized by the Nigeria Police Force and Vanguard Newspapers in 2014, he said:

‘’ Things are going wrong, poverty is everywhere. When you travel from Lagos to Kano, people are living in poor conditions: no water, no security. Criminals are well armed, government functionaries are well guarded while ordinary Nigerians are left to the mercies of criminals…There is a disconnect between the people and the government. Strangulation of the aspiration of the people will result into big implosion; God save Nigeria and Africa if 167 million black people go berserk’’. 

 

 

Source Soundbite News

Posted on June, 21 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
As Boko Haram Tumbles Under Op Safe Corridor...

Looters’ list: FG after me for refusing to...

Alleged Rights Abuse: DEFENCE HQTRS FAULTS AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL...
Just In Africa approaches 50,000 COVID-19 cases, 2,000 deaths – WHO Coronavirus: FG to inject N2trillion in Nigerian economy CSOs kick against Infectious Disease Bill, demand review, public hearing Buhari Mourns Murdered UNIPORT Students Abuja Eases Lockdown, Asks Workers Living Outside FCT To Keep Off Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Rise To 2,558 COVID-19: Nigeria To Evacuate Over 700 Citizens From US Group Backs DHQ's Recall of Retired Military Medical Personnel Against COVID-19 Group hails President’s Independence Day pledge to equip the Armed Forces 59 Garlands for the Nigerian Military

 

Most Read How Alison-Madueke Allegedly Paid Ex-Minister Akinjide, Others N650 Million – Witness (5,382 views) ‘More to unfold after Lawal Daura’s sack’, hints top Buhari aide, as new DSS boss moves to re-position agency (5,196 views) Kebbi Gov 2019: Who is Afraid of DCG Ibrahim Mohammed Mera? (2,375 views) How Chief of Defence Staff, General AG Olonisakin Has Actualized President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of a Combat-Ready Armed Forces of Nigeria (2,268 views) Malami, Justice and Order under President Muhammadu Buhari (1,817 views) Sympathizers shocked as ex- IG of Police, Gambo Jimeta, bursts into laughter over his rumoured death (1,484 views) Looters’ list: FG after me for refusing to join APC – Former Niger Gov, Aliyu (1,348 views) Uproar as Dikko, Minimah, Amosun top FG's updated 'looters' list (1,334 views) Nigerians hail FG’s Stakeholders’ Forum on Haulage Business, Seek Stringent Laws on Tanker Operators for Safer Roads (1,280 views) Igbos spend unnecessary money on burials - Peter Obi (1,279 views)

 

SECTIONS Crime (4) Discovery (1) Economy (1) Editorial (1) Foreign Files (3) Governance (15) Nation (26) Oil and Gas (1) Opinion (4) People and Power (2) Politics (13) Security (16) Sports (2)

 

Advertisement