The soldier who leaked the audio recording of the alleged planning to rig the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State by top government and military officials, has spoken more about his ordeal after he fled his the country when he realised that there were plans to eliminate him for leaking the plot.
In a recent video obtained by Premium Times, he gave details of how his younger brother, 15-year-old Adamu Koli, was arrested and tortured at the Adekunle Fajuyi cantonment in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
He said Adamu was staying with him in akure, Ondo state and was arrested after he (Sagir Koli) fled.
His words: “He was staying with me and was attending Army Children School in the Barracks, they went for him after they learnt I have left.
“When he was released, he told the family that he was chained, handcuffed and starved of food. According to him he was fed once, or twice at times often with the kind of food he was not used to”.
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Also, in a petition to the chairman of National Human Rights Commission, a copy of which was made available to PREMIUM TIMES, lawyers to the Koli family said the young man was chained to his bed even while in the hospital.
The lawyers, J. Akin Ajayi and Associates, said the younger Koli was detained at the Military Hospital with Adekunle Fajuyi cantonment in Ibadan.
They said as solicitors to the Koli family, they undertook a trip to Ibadan with a member of the Koli family to verify the whereabouts of the boy and ascertain his state of being.
“At Fajuyi cantonment, we were denied access to the young man in the cantonment in spite of showing them his passport photographs and narrating the relationship between the young man and the officer in whose custody he has been,” they said.
Although Adamu Koli has been released at present, the lawyers in the petition written on November 15 last year, pointed out that it was wrong for the military authorities to transfer their anger with Captain Koli to his younger brother.
The chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, could not immediately confirm whether it was the commission’s efforts based on the petition by his family lawyers that led to the release of the boy.