Security agencies link Uwais’ son to Mutallab’s bomber son

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ByLanre Adewole
MOHAMMED, the third son of former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mohammed Uwais, who allegedly joined bloody terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has been established to have close relationship with Umaru, the jailed suicide bomber son of the former chairman of FirstBank, Alhaji Abdul Mutallab.

Security information obtained by this paper on Sunday night revealed that on the Christmas day in 2009 when Umaru made a failed attempt to bomb himself alongside 288 passengers in a Detroit-bound 253 flight, Mohammed was the last person to speak with him before he boarded.

Though the content of the conversation was not revealed, Mohammed’s number was said to have been picked as the last caller on Umaru’s call-log before he switched off his mobile-phone and then the failed attempt by the trained engineer to end his life in a suicide bombing attempt.

Umaru, known as the underwear bomber, was jailed for life on January 2, 2012 and serving his prison term at the United States Penitentiary, Florence ADX, near Florence, Colorado.

It was learnt that on the strength of the conversation between the duo, security agencies in Nigeria had moved to pick Mohammed, but powerful forces allegedly stepped in for him, shielding him from arrest.

However, he was said to have remained on the radar of both local and international security forces, though the surveillance around him was reportedly lowered at a point, considering that he was seen to be doing his legitimate business.

He was into automobile importation before he allegedly moved his two wives and children out of the country and eventually traced to ISIS in Syria.

A family source also revealed that Mohammed might have deliberately left his wives and kids in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, before heading for his alleged adventure in Syria.

The first wife is said to be a national of Malaysia, where Mohammed studied, while the second is a Nigerian.

The second wife reportedly told her family she wanted to quickly visit Dubai, before the entire family left the country.

The family is said to be stranded in Dubai, though not broke, according to a close family source.
NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

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