Dr. Alhaji Umar Mutallab, father of Christmas Day

bomb suspect Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, is a

former Nigerian Minister of Economic Development

(1975), of Cooperation and Supply (1976), and

former chairman of the First Bank Plc. Of Nigeria

 

 

The Daily Sun, Nigeria

Christmas Bomb Suspect's Family Issues Statement

 

"To the best of his parent's knowledge, Farouk had never shown any attitude, conduct or association that would be cause for concern - and when such issues arose very recently, they reported this to the authorities and sought their help."

 

-- Statement issued by the Mutallab family on the arrest of Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab

 

By Amos Dunia,

 

December 29, 2009

 

Nigeria - The Daily Sun - Original Article (English)

Troubled Youth: Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab has been charged by the United States with attempting to blow up an aircraft which was enroute from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day.

 

BBC NEWS AUDIO: An interview with British Home Secretary Alan Johnson on the investigation into Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Dec. 28, 00:07:50RealVideo

ABUJA: The apparent division of the Mutallab family over the involvement of one of its sons in a terrorist act was cleared up on Monday, after the suspectís father, Alhaji Umar Mutallab, said his son had cut ties to the family shortly before the incident.

 

The 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day just as it was preparing to land in the U.S. city of Detroit. The plane took off from Amsterdam's Schipol Airport.

 

A seven-paragraph statement issued by Mutallab the elder in Abuja yesterday said the parents had become concerned about Umar Farouk's disappearance and the way he stopped communicating with family members while in schooling abroad.

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The statement goes on the explain that Dr. Alhaji Umar Mutallab, the renowned banker and former chairman of the First Bank Plc., had contacted Nigerian and foreign security agencies in an attempt to find and return his son.

 

The full statement is reproduced below:

 

Our family, like the rest of the world, awoke in the early hours of Saturday, December 26, to news of an attempt by a young Nigerian man to blow up an aircraft. The man was later identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab - the son of the head of the Mutallabs, Dr. Alhaji Dr. Umaru Abdul Mutallab.††

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Dr. Abdul Mutallab reported the matter to the Nigerian security services prior to the incident, about two months ago, having become concerned about his son's disappearance and the stoppage of communications while he was in school abroad. Dr. Abdul Mutallab then sought their assistance in finding and bringing him home.

 

We provided them with all the information they required to enable them do this. We were hopeful that they would find and return him home. It was while we were waiting for the outcome of their investigation that we arose to the shocking news of that day.

 

The disappearance and cessation of communications that so concerned his mother and father and prompted them to contact security agencies is behavior that is totally out of character for their son, and a very recent development compared to his early childhood. To the best of his parent's knowledge, Farouk had never shown any attitude, conduct or association that would be cause for concern - and when such issues arose very recently, they reported this to the authorities and sought their help.

 

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The family will continue to cooperate fully with local and international security services in order to fully investigate this matter. We, along with the entire world, are thankful to Almighty God that there were no lives lost in the incident. May God continue to protect us all, Amen.

 

Finally, as the matter is being investigated by various agencies and has now been mentioned in an American court, the family asks that for now, the press regard this as the only statement it will make.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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