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|Ekiti Rigging Tape: Army After Captain Koli, Says Lawyer by Ayekotoo(m): 9:22am On Mar 01, 2015|
A lawyer, Mr. Akinola Ajayi, has narrated how
the military detained, allegedly chained and
starved Adamu Koli, younger brother of Captain
Koli, who recorded the controversial audio tape
in which a rigging for the June 21 governorship
election in Ekiti State was alleged planned.
He said the military is hunting for the senior
Koli, who has been on self exile since he
released the tape. He added that the military
had claimed that the case was about national
The audio tape purportedly captured the voices
of the governorship candidate of the Peoples
Democratic Party, now Governor of Ekiti State,
Mr. Ayodele Fayose; ex-Minister of State for
Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro; Brig.-Gen.
Aliyu Momoh, who was in charge of the
election; Osun PDP governorship candidate,
Senator Iyiola Omisore; and Minister for Police
Affairs, Jelili Adesinyan, in a meeting where
they allegedly gave directives to the military to
favour the PDP.
In an interview with Sahara Reporters , which
webcast was monitored by SUNDAY PUNCH on
Saturday, Ajayi said the boy was detained and
tortured to get the whereabouts of the officer.
The lawyer stated that he was filing charges
against the military for the abuse of the boy’s
He said, “The boy was held incommunicado and
in solitary confinement. In the confinement, he
went through psychological trauma and it was
to know basically to know the whereabouts of
his older brother, Captain Koli.
“The military officers must have detained him,
thinking it would be a bait with which to catch
Koli, who they are looking for. ”
He further the officers were hostile to the boy
initially but when they could not obtain the
needed information from him, they became
friendly to him.
“The boy was only praying for his dying time till
he was left the hook,” Ajayi added.
While he denied reports that the boy was fed
with worms, the lawyer said he was starved.
He added that the boy was chained to a bed
apparently when he became aggressive over his
“He told me that while he was chained to the
bed, there was a military officer watching over
him,” the lawyer added.
Ajayi explained that he had to file a petition to
the Army authorities in November 2014, which
was entitled ‘Petition against unlawful detention
and abduction of 15-year-old Adamu Koli’ and
made several efforts before the boy was
He said, “In the little interaction I had with
General Momoh, he said he was not
comfortable with human rights lawyers. He
asked me if I would subscribe to anything that
has to do with national security. I said the man
directly involved in the case (Koli) can answer
the question by himself.
“The young man is not a military officer and it
is not an offence being a junior brother to a
serving military officer.”
Ajayi said he was called in the last week of
December from the Akure cantonment where
the boy was detained to fetch the boy.
When contacted, the Director Defence
Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said he
did not know anything about the issue.
|Re: Ekiti Rigging Tape: Army After Captain Koli, Says Lawyer by Ayekotoo(m): 9:25am On Mar 01, 2015|
I now believe that the Nigerian Army has been politised by the president using an Ijaw man, major general minimah to do the dirty job
|Re: Ekiti Rigging Tape: Army After Captain Koli, Says Lawyer by helpee(m): 9:30am On Mar 01, 2015|
Ayekotoo:keep shut if you don't know about military law. In military you can't even resign unless it is approved from the top else you will be declared AWOL. The punishment is court martial. Was the guy properly discharged from the military? Did he report that tape(assuming he felt the tape was offensive) to any senior officer? Rather he went to APC for financial inducement and ran away. He better not be caught......you don't run away from military. it is AWOL
|Re: Ekiti Rigging Tape: Army After Captain Koli, Says Lawyer by egift(m): 9:37am On Mar 01, 2015|
Even here on NL, TANiods are yet to condemn the illegal detention and torture of the brother. They are hunting for the Captain to kill him. We must vote out the Killer Party.
|Re: Ekiti Rigging Tape: Army After Captain Koli, Says Lawyer by deskossy(m): 9:39am On Mar 01, 2015|
The captain is a fool,he unnecessarily puts his younger brother in danger. Apc and pdp rigs,he should have known better that forming snowden in Nigeria is counterproductive
|Re: Ekiti Rigging Tape: Army After Captain Koli, Says Lawyer by Nobody: 11:59am On Mar 01, 2015|
Rigging is not a new story in Nigeria.
Please next story.
|Re: Ekiti Rigging Tape: Army After Captain Koli, Says Lawyer by princealbashir: 12:23pm On Mar 01, 2015|
The good news is, March starts today! . This is the month God will deliver us from PDP and Mr and Mrs Jonathan
|Re: Ekiti Rigging Tape: Army After Captain Koli, Says Lawyer by Nobody: 12:25pm On Mar 01, 2015|
APC i said go to court and die there
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