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Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Islie: 8:08am On Jan 13
Curled from early earlier post that made FP
https://www.nairaland.com/6360147/why-solomon-emmanuel-akuma-arrested

Pharmacist detained for nine months ‘for threatening Buhari’ – Father


Emmanuel was arrested for tweeting that he would "pay a Russian sniper to eliminate Buhari and Kyari",


By Adeola Adebayo

Solomon Akuma, the father of Emmanuel Akuma, a pharmacist, who has reportedly been detained by the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Abuja for about nine months, has narrated to PREMIUM TIMES how the police ‘deceived’ him to get his son arrested.

The father, who is a senior pastor at the Truevine Evangelical Mission based in Delta State, said his son, a pharmacist intern with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), was arrested on April 2, 2020, in Aba, Abia State.

The 29 years old Emmanuel was arrested for tweeting that he would “pay a Russian sniper to eliminate Buhari and Kyari”, apparently referring to President Muhammadu Buhari and his then Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who later died of complications attributable to COVID-19 later in the year.

The tweet was in response to a Twitter post asking respondents what their next move would be if they got $1 million.

The father said he thereafter received a call from a person ”who disguised to be a person seeking to reward him for praying for him in the past.”

“It was me they used as bait to get to my son. They used me as their link. Someone must have dug up my profile and they found out that I was a pastor,” he said.

The cleric added, “Someone called me that I had prayed for him at a place. He said he wanted to honour me and that he and others would be coming on a particular date.

“They also said that they would visit me and give me an honorarium. I said I was not really aware of what they were talking about.

“They said I should not bother that they knew me as a pastor. I said, okay, no problem. They said I had once ministered in their church.

“I was not around at the time because I went for burial in my hometown. So I lodged in my in-law’s place.

“I said no problem, but something ministered to me that those guys were not what they said they were and as it turned out to be, they were policemen.”

He said he reluctantly agreed to meet with them and took them to his in-law’s place, where they “arrested everybody and collected all our phones at gunpoint, and marched us into a red jeep they parked outside.”

He said the policemen later used his phone number to call his son “telling him that his father lost the phone”.

“In fact, because of all the weapons they had I couldn’t react because I could not ascertain who they were,” he said.

The cleric said when his son arrived at the scene, the men immediately arrested him.

“So, at that point, they gave us back our phones, and they took him to the police station, down to Umuahia, to Enugu and the next day, they went to Abuja,” he said.


Detained

He said he initially took them for kidnappers until after two days when his son called to inform him that he had been detained at the FCID at Area 10 in Abuja.

He said he had to defy the COVID-19 lockdown that was in place at the time to travel to Abuja the following day.

The pharmacist was reportedly detained at the FCID in Abuja for about three months before they eventually charged him with terrorism, sedition, criminal intimidation, and threat to the life of the President and arraigned him at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

His father told PREMIUM TIMES that he had yet to come to terms with how his son, a 2018 graduate of Pharmacy from the University of Port Harcourt, could be accused of such offences.

He said it had been hard to cope with the absence of Emmanuel, his only son among three siblings, for nine months.

He said the trial was being delayed by the police, ”who continued to keep his son in custody since April 2020”.

He said his son had posted the tweet for which he was arrested out of frustration about the circumstances of his mother’s death in 2017.

PREMIUM TIMES’ efforts to contact the Force Public Relation Officer, Frank Mba, on Tuesday were unsuccessful as repeated calls to his telephone line failed to connect and a message sent to him was not replied.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/436368-pharmacist-detained-for-nine-months-for-threatening-buhari-father.html

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by J111333(m): 8:19am On Jan 13
Truth be told, dude messed up big time. The joke was too much to be ignored.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by JosEast(m): 8:23am On Jan 13
hm
Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Realtord43(m): 8:26am On Jan 13
I cant say less because buhari too is evil.

In May 2012, buhari threaten the entire peace and lives of Nigerians when he said "Baboons and dogs will be soaked in blood" if he lose 2015 election.

He actually said this on national TV, and he got away with it without police or DSS questioning the rationale of his statement.

El rufai son threaten to gangs rape a certain guy mother on same twitter!
No police or DSS arrest or question him.

They want to tame hate speech on social media but the cant tame their mouth from hate speach

Talk about double standard!

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by gidgiddy: 8:40am On Jan 13
J111333:
Truth be told, dude messed up big time. The joke was too much to be ignored.


If everyone who said they would like to kill Buhari were to be arrested, there would not be enough prisons to hold them. I dont know why the security forces waste so much time on irrelevant cases they know will be thrown out of court. So if the Police are asked in court what evidence they have that the young man was planning to kill Buhari, they will say they have a tweet? This was about making the young man suffer

All the crimes going on in Nigeria, the police have time to wasting on a tweet? Terrible

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by J111333(m): 9:00am On Jan 13
gidgiddy:


If everyone who said they would like to kill Buhari were to be arrested, there would not be enough prisons to hold them. I dont know why the security forces waste so much time on irrelevant cases they know will be thrown out of court. So if the Police are asked in court what evidence they have that the young man was planning to kill Buhari, they will say they have a tweet? This was about making the young man suffer

All the crimes going on in Nigeria, the police have time to wasting on a tweet? Terrible
Bro no matter how you look at it, dude used strong words on a public platform against a sitting President.
That's not acceptable anywhere. Do that even in the US and FBI will definitely put you on their radar.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by gidgiddy: 9:24am On Jan 13
J111333:
Bro no matter how you look at it, dude used strong words on a public platform against a sitting President.
That's not acceptable anywhere. Do that even in the US and FBI will definitely put on their radar.

Im not saying it is acceptable, what Im saying is that a tweet is not enough reason to go and arrest someone, move them to Abuja and charge them for terrorism and treason.

I remember years ago, during Obamas tenure, when one guy tweeted that he wanted to kill Obama. The US Police only questioned and cautioned the guy at his house and that was that. They did not arrest him.

There are serious crimes being commited in Nigeria. Why is the Nigerian Police wasting time and energy over a tweet? There is no judge that will convict anyone of terrorism and treason on the strength of a tweet. This is how the Nigerian Polices go about wasting the time and resources given to them on irrelevant cases

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:54am On Jan 13
It is just very few reasonable and sensible people that had a second thought about it that yesterday's thread...very few people reasoned that
'why would the president arrest a nonentity and leave the likes of Fayose, who sworn on his life and his parents grave that Bubu died in a UK hospital, that he has the video and multiple images to support his lies, but Baba paid him no mind, FFK, the short fuse idiot has written and said more demeaning words to PMB, but Baba never made any mention about it, Reno and the rest of them nko, Baba ignore them all......
Abi na Nnamdi Cownu, this boy role model we wan talk?
Is it now one foolish nonentity, that wakes up his parents with kicks and blows every morning, an idiot that has no respect for his parents or grandparents, typing on his worn out mat from his village that Baba will say DSS Should go an arrest ?!'

Well, it is always good and refreshing to know we still have members like the below that use their God-given brain to have second thoughts about some sensational bs as this.....

GetMeRight:

This report is too sensational.
gtown:

He wrote it for his mates.
Can you see how they are wailing over it?
It is just 2 of you guys and some other 3 people that made sense in that previous thread of yesterday.
You can now see you have been justified.



That is why this saying exist: Rumours are spread by fools and believe by idiots

matrix199:
In Nigeria, criticism must be done with discretion. For me, I think president buhari has done really really really very well for Nigeria. The learned folks would more likely get my point, while the peasants wouldn't.
You are one of the sane members here.
You've said it all.
Nothing to be added again.

MondayOsunbor:
Is Nigeria still a democracy?
But it was democracy when a sitting President (that you and your ilks still worship up till tomorrow) commanded soldiers to wipe out all the men of a certain village in Nigeria just few years ago.....and they DID!

Two characteristics of wailers : LIES AND HYPOCRISY!



Mynd44:

The news was false.
The case is actually in court. He was denied bail
He has not been held without trial
Here is the absolute truth of the matter.
Rumors are truly spread by demented souls and losers


Buhari has refused like previous governments to bribe legislators to do their duties, and since their dirty strategies is no longer working they have become a stumbling block to progress...the wailers will say if it was OBJ he would have dealt with them. (But if he had use any other means they will say he is undemocratic; two sided mouth people)

If you call a thief by its name, they will say how can you be insulting an honourable, a distinguished senator, a former president who has fought poverty through farming etc, but
hear them when they refer to Mr president, 'the man is a m***n, he is brain dead, he is d*ft' etc.

But this man has proven to be better than them all, he has refused to respond to the tantrums of their bosses, the OBJs, Atikus, Fayose, Reno, FFK etc Like a true soldier he marches on with the good works, and God has been his defense.
They want to bury our darlingDaddy, they don't know he is a seed. wink

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:54am On Jan 13
J111333:
Bro no matter how you look at it, dude used strong words on a public platform against a sitting President.
That's not acceptable anywhere. Do that even in the US and FBI will definitely put you on their radar.
GBAM!

southniyikaye:
Buhari and his cohorts said more than this to Jonathan, did he get them arrested?
Stop supporting mediocre jaree.
Though the Bobo went too far
Even his fellow wailers are condemning his evil words,
Anyway,
South whatever,
You don't even know where you are standing this time..
The truth is too bitter for you to spill out HOT!

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Hongkog: 11:55am On Jan 13
J111333:
Truth be told, dude messed up big time. The joke was too much to be ignored.


The peaceful protesters Buhari killed at the Toll gate is also too much to be ignored.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by sammysmiles(m): 11:55am On Jan 13
shocked shocked shocked
Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by EyezofGod120: 11:55am On Jan 13
Pls which brocker is the best for forex?

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:55am On Jan 13
J111333:
Truth be told, dude messed up big time. The joke was too much to be ignored.

Joke you say

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Marvieduke(f): 11:55am On Jan 13
You don't say things like this to a sitting president and you expect security agencies to just keep quiet, he mess up big even if buhari behaves like a cow.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Omezif(m): 11:55am On Jan 13
Buhari would tell you shage, ubanka, buranka, and he would not like it if you tell him thesame shage, ubanka or buranka.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Kobicove(m): 11:55am On Jan 13
gidgiddy:


If everyone who said they would like to kill Buhari were to be arrested, there would not be enough prisons to hold them. I dont know why the security forces waste so much time on irrelevant cases they know will be thrown out of court. So if the Police are asked in court what evidence they have that the young man was planning to kill Buhari, they will say they have a tweet? This was about making the young man suffer

All the crimes going on in Nigeria, the police have time to wasting on a tweet? Terrible

If he had said it verbally there would have been room for him to deny it...he put it in writing!

The guy is an id1ot and he committed serious offence! undecided

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by UncleHaba22: 11:55am On Jan 13
Chaii

They will deny it
Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by paulolee(m): 11:56am On Jan 13
thats a very expensive joke coming from him...I happy say Nairaland na faceless forum because I Don say worst than this and DSS go hardly track.me because na waste of time

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by roldet804(m): 11:56am On Jan 13
Let not thine mouth be a snare to thy soul
But let it be unto the edification of the body of christ.
the tounge is a two edged sword

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by IMASTEX: 11:56am On Jan 13
If the security agencies were this proactive against insecurity, the country won't be in the current state. Several politicians have made unguided statements including the PMB when he lost an election. Though any kind of threat should be discouraged.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by SilverNorGold(m): 11:56am On Jan 13
Good...

"pay a Russian sniper to eliminate Buhari and Kyari"

The heart of a certain man...

There are lots of them on Nairaland that should be arrested..

He even wants the entire North destroyed! This idiot could be secretly killing Northerners.. Who knows how many he's secretly killed? He should be sentenced to death!

Nigeria must better.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Online07: 11:56am On Jan 13
grin
Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by bigdammyj: 11:56am On Jan 13
Noted

gidgiddy:


If everyone who said they would like to kill Buhari were to be arrested, there would not be enough prisons to hold them. I dont know why the security forces waste so much time on irrelevant cases they know will be thrown out of court. So if the Police are asked in court what evidence they have that the young man was planning to kill Buhari, they will say they have a tweet? This was about making the young man suffer

All the crimes going on in Nigeria, the police have time to wasting on a tweet? Terrible

Hope you're not planning to become a scapegoat grin grin

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by michoim(m): 11:56am On Jan 13
...the he deserves to be in detention till the end of this administration.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Moferere: 11:57am On Jan 13
Mind what you say online, they will not hear.

Ndi Ipob

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Interbene: 11:57am On Jan 13
Ok na
Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by matex97(m): 11:57am On Jan 13
I am vexed at the magnitude of deceit the police had to utilize as bait to arrest the dad in order to apprehend the son. It is the law court that should judge the case and not illegal detention by the security agencies.

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by elohim24: 11:57am On Jan 13
If the guy had said...."ogun will kill Mr President " it would have been ignored... but paying a Russian sniper to kill Mr President and his chief of staff is just a senseless thing to say. With that statement, he has the intent to kill the president, what if someone provided him the means to do so? In all I want to believe he's not going to carry out the threat and detaining him endlessly is also wrong. Everyone should be wary of what they post on social media

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Re: Father: How Solomon Emmanuel Akuma Was Arrested By Security Operatives by Bumpoi: 11:57am On Jan 13
Dictatorship on point

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