A attorney, Daniel Makolo, has been remanded in police custody for allegedly writing a petition to the Minister of Inner, Rauf Aregbesola, faulting the tenure extension granted to the Comptroller-Normal of Immigration, Muhammad Babandede.
A Karu Leader Magistrates’ Courtroom presided over through Emmanuel Iyanna used to be mentioned to have ordered Makolo’s remand for 2 weeks for alleged defamation of persona following an ex parte software through the attorney to the NIS boss, Adana Musa.
Makolo had visited the Federal Capital Territory Police Command headquarters on behalf of a shopper final Monday when he used to be arrested.
Talking to Punch Metro from custody on Saturday, Makolo mentioned he were moved to 4 other police cells since his arrest on Monday.
He said, “In line with my letter to the minister wondering the tenure extension granted to Babandede, he wrote a petition to the police pronouncing I injured his recognition and the police mentioned that used to be cybercrime and defamation.
“I used to be on the FCT command headquarters on behalf of a shopper to get to the bottom of an issue; we had been popping out of the police headquarters when I used to be accosted through the police and arrested within the presence of my shoppers. They dragged me again into their place of job, seized my telephones and began making bother.
“They sought after to drive me to jot down an incriminating commentary, however I resisted. On the finish of the day, they took me to SARS detention centre and the suspects within the mobile bodily assaulted me. I cried out and the guards got here and advised them I’m an officer, in order that they allowed me to be.
“The next morning, I used to be taken to the CID to make my commentary; I were given involved with my attorney and attempted to get him to return and witness the commentary. The similar attorney, who gave the impression with me within the case I went to get to the bottom of on the police command, Adana Musa, used to be the individual, who were given a court docket order to remand me for 14 days within the first example pending their investigation.”
Makolo, a former NIS officer, who’s pursuing a PhD in legislation, mentioned he used to be additionally taken to the Garki Police Station, the place he used to be manhandled through criminals within the mobile, including that he additionally spent an evening on the Asokoro Police Station’s mobile.
He added, “The next day to come, I used to be taken to the Asokoro Police Department, the place I used to be similarly manhandled within the mobile. They have got been taking me each evening from one police mobile to some other.
“At this time, I’m within the Nyanya Police Department. That is my 2nd day in Nyanya; I don’t know whether or not they’ll nonetheless transfer me to some other mobile this night. That’s what they have got been doing to damage my spirit.”
Makolo, who has been engaged in a operating struggle with the NIS government, which resulted in his dismissal from provider, defined that his attorney, Isaac Ebikwe, had filed some processes in court docket, that have been fastened for August 25.
“My circle of relatives does no longer know the place I’m; no person is aware of the place I’m. They didn’t permit me get admission to to my medicine; in addition they refused to let me see a physician; my well being has no longer been just right,” he added.
Ebikwe faulted the remand order towards his consumer, noting that the verdict of the court docket to remand Makolo according to an ex parte movement used to be unlawful and an abuse of judicial procedure.
However Babandede, in his response, mentioned the attorney used to be detained for falsely accusing him of homicide and corruption.
“He isn’t being held for writing to the minister concerning the extension; he’s being held for falsely accusing a senior executive respectable of homicide, risk to existence and different problems. He’s a pushed aside worker of the NIS, who misplaced 3 times in court docket and resorted to blackmail,” the immigration boss said.