Mohammed Gulak the son of Ahmed Gulak passing a hard time on the news of his father’s death said that he spoke with his father a night before his death, he said that he n never knew it was going to be the last time he would speak with him.
According to what Mohammed told the BBC Pidgin he said he was waiting for his driver on Sunday 30 May to take him to the airport to welcome his father before he got the news.
He said that the personal assistant to his father called his family to know if they have had what happened while they said no he ended the call.
He also said that the news later came to them when their eldest son came into the house with tears.
“On Sunday morning, I was in my room waiting for his (Gulak) driver to come so that we can go to the airport to bring him home.”
“It was our father’s personal assistant that first called via the telephone to ask us if we have heard what happened. When we said ‘no’, he ended the call. Maybe he did not want to break the news to us.
“A few minutes later, our eldest brother came into the house crying and he told us about the news of our father’s death. The first thing I did was to call his telephone line to confirm and it did not go through. Afterwards, everybody in the house began to cry.’’
According to him, his last conversation with his father was something he would never forget in his life. Mohammed said:
“On Saturday, I called him at exactly 8 pm to greet and wish him safe journey back home the following day. He was happy and told me ‘God bless you, my son. He was part of the committee on constitutional review. He went to Owerri to carry out the work.”