Rape Threat: Governor El-Rufai’s Son Threatens Journalist For Publishing Story

Samuel Ogundipe and Bello El-Rufai

Samuel Ogundipe and Bello El-Rufai

Bello El-rufai, son of Nasir El-rufai, governor of Kaduna State has threatened to file a lawsuit against a journalist, Samuel Ogundipe for publishing a story about him.

Recall that Bello had over the weekend given Nigerians something to talk about after threatening to gang rape the mother of a man who engaged him in a debate on Twitter.

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His mother who initially supported him, later apologised for backing her son’s misconduct saying she reacted before understanding what led to the dispute.

But on Monday, Mr El-rufai threatened to sue Samuel Ogundipe, a journalist with Premium Times, one of the mediums that published the story. He described Mr Ogundipe as a columnist of the opposition party.

“Oh @SamuelOgundipe, our hired PDP columnist, you in particular were the last piece of the puzzle. I assure you that my lawyers will get to you to prove the usage/threat of rape. The onus is on you. I eagerly anticipate the #FreeSamuel hashtag. Thanks for completing the jigsaw.,” he said in a tweet.

His father’s administration in Kaduna is notoriously known for arresting critics including journalists whose whereabouts are currently unknown.


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