I was taught 419 styles in prison – Obasanjo

Former President Olusengun Obasanjo has on Monday confessed that he learnt 419 tactics (Fraud), in prison.

Disclosing this in an interview with the New Telegraph, Obj said “Another thing I believe is that wherever you find yourself, try and learn lessons. If you find yourself in the midst of an ocean, what lesson can you learn?

“I remember when I was at Eaton Centre in Ikoyi, just looking at the wall of the centre, there was a family of lizards; father, mother and two young lizards, and they became my focus. I learnt a lot from them being in prison. I thank God that the prison was not the end of my life. I thank those Nigerians and my international friends who stood by me and I came out.

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“Again, without been immodest, there is nobody who have had the kind of outreach I have had and the type of experience that I have had.

“Like I have told you, I learn in every situation. Even in prison, I called the 419 boys to come and teach me their tactics, just to learn. I think I love Nigeria and humanity and my experience has shown me what is possible.



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