Obanikoro Oba Akiolu once enrolled me into the Police Force - ex-Minister

Obanikoro also explained that he abandoned the slot and left Nigeria for the United States of America because he was not comfortable with the police force.

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Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro.

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The former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has revealed that he was once enrolled into the Nigeria Police Force.

Obanikoro made this known in a recent interview with Punch where he revealed his close relationship with the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.

"I have also been close to kabiyesi (Oba Akiolu) to the extent that he got me enrolled in the Nigeria Police Force, when he was still an officer," the former senator said.

Obanikoro also explained that he abandoned the slot and left Nigeria for the United States of America because he was not comfortable with the police force.

Continuing, he said: "I didn’t take the offer because as a young man then, I didn’t like the setup in the police. That was why I ran away. But I had already been enlisted as a cadet of the Nigeria Police Force from Lagos State. Oba Akiolu was shocked when he learnt that I didn’t take the offer.

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"At a point, he started looking for me. He was really upset when he was told that I had returned to the United States. He wondered why I “wasted” the slot of Lagos State just like that. I share this incident to show you the extent of my closeness to kabiyesi. The issue did not, however, affect our relationship even up till today," Obanikoro divulged.

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