Just like fisadi Mkapa, from statesman to fisadi. The decline and fall of Olusegun Obasanjo THE EAST AFRICAN HOW LONG does it take a former African president to fall from statesman to common crook? Less than a year, if the experience of Nigerias Olusegun Obasanjo is anything to go by. In the past few months, parliamentary committees have exposed allegations of government corruption during his eight-year tenure, and consensus is emerging that Mr Obasanjos final three years were the most corrupt since Nigerias independence in 1960. His own son has accused him of sleeping with his daughter-in-law, and investigations are being conducted into deals, such as a $10 billion electricity project, that never took place. His son-in-law, Kenny Martins, is being questioned over $42 million missing from the Police Equipment Fund, while his daughter has been arrested for looting the health ministry.