Apparently our senators are now working with boko Haram !!!!What nonsense. According to Vanguard NGR The States Security Service has implicated Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume as a sponsor of Boko Haram. I am at a loss for words to find out that our own national officials are not only friendly with terrorist but also aiding these monsters. I cannot imagine a member of the senate or parliament aiding terrorist. Our country keeps getting worse. If it was up to me lets line this guy up and dash him a couple hundred bullets. If we do not stand for something we will fall anything.
ABUJA — FOLLOWING his alleged complicity in sponsorship of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, the States Security Service, SSS, yesterday, arraigned Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (Borno South Senatorial District), before an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court even as his colleagues in the Senate resolved to stand by him until investigations into the case have been concluded.
The lawmaker who was docked alongside the apprehended spokesman of the sect, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (a.ka Al-Zawahiri), pleaded not guilty to a two-count criminal charge that was preferred against them.
According to the First Information Report, FIR, entered before the trial court, SSS, particularly accused Senator Ndume of breaching public trust by disclosing several classified information to the Boko Haram sect, an action it said was punishable under section 99(b) and 398 of the Penal Code.
Specifically, the security agency alleged that, “on diverse dates between September 15 and November 3, at Abuja and Maiduguri in Borno State, you, Mohammed Ali Ndume and Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (a.ka Al-Zawahiri) spokesman of the Boko Haram sect, did conspire to commit felony to wit: breach of official trust in that Mohammed Ali Ndume disclosed classified information to persons to whom he ought not in the public interest to so disclose.”
Meanwhile, whereas the 1st accused person, Ndume, blatantly denied his alleged conviviality with the sect and pleaded not guilty to the charge against him, the 2nd accused, on the other hand, admitted guilt, even as he pleaded for leniency, saying he has repented of his past evil deeds.
Konduga who spoke through an interpreter, told the court that whilst he acted as spokesman of the sect, the first accused not only furnished them with classified information, but also gave them the phone numbers of highly placed persons who he said they often called or sometimes sent threat text messages to. He confessed to the court that the last batch of text messages he sent to government officials in his capacity as the Boko Haram spokesman before he was subsequently stripped of the rank over suspicion that he was double-crossing the sect, included threat message to the Governors of Niger and Nasarawa states; to former Minister of Works, Sanusi Daggash, to the chairman of the Borno State election tribunal, Justice Sabo and to one Ambassador Dalhatu Tafida.
Following his confession, presiding Magistrate Oyebola Oyewumi, yesterday, convicted him on the two-count charge against him, though she deferred his sentence until the final determination of the charge against the 1st accused person.
Before the matter was adjourned to December 6 for hearing, Senator Ndume had through his counsel, Mr. C.I Nnaemeka, pleaded the court to release him on bail pending trial. He told the court that he was suffering from prostate cancer and will have need for regular medical attention from his doctor. Apprehensive that his application may be refused, Ndume who stood calm at the dock throughout the entire proceeding, raised his hand and urged the court to take cognizance of the fact that he is still a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He pleaded the Magistrate to allow him go back home, bemoaning that “the way they invited me on Monday, I didn’t have the slightest hint that I was going to spend a night in detention.” SSS counsel opposes oral application. The court, however, ordered the prosecution to ensure that the lawmaker was not only granted access to his lawyers but also to his medical doctor.
Shortly after yesterday’s court session, Senator Ndume who wore white Buba and matching cap, and the 2nd accused person, were whisked back to their detention cell by armed operatives of the SSS. Meanwhile the Senate said, yesterday, that it will continue to stand by the embattled Senator Ali Ndume, who has been fingered as one of the sponsors of the Boko Haram sect.
When asked whether the Senate has suspended Ndume, Senator Abaribe said: “Naturally, the Senate would be sympathetic with its member and it is also worried about such an insinuation but at the moment, we are very well aware that it is just a mere allegation and the security agencies have said they are investigating the allegation. “So, we stand by our member until the investigations are concluded.” It’s a mere allegation —Sen Abaribe