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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday, February 8, said he was "bubbly' and happy when he was serving his life imprisonment sentence in Yola prison.

He  was jailed in 1985 after been convicted for his involvement in the plot to overthrow the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, a sentence he said he did not deserve.

Obasanjo stated at the 50th anniversary of the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) held at the Muson Centre,Onikan,  Lagos.

“When I was in prison, I had joy. I was always bubbly, teaching and preaching to other prisoners", Obasanjo said while delivering the BSN’s annual lecture titled: “Man in pursuit of happiness”.

He added, “it was because of the joy I had found in God, although it can be said to be abnormal that one is in prison and is happy.”

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Also present at the event were other BSN patrons, including former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon; former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Chairman, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Elder Felix Ohiwerei.

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