Killing: Adamawa com­mu­nity pe­ti­tions Jonathan, N/As­sem­bly

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Tu­raki A. Has­san

People of Mubi com­mu­nity in Adamawa state have pe­ti­tioned Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan and the Na­tional As­sem­bly over al­leged ex­tra-ju­di­cial killing of a busi­ness­man, Al­haji Mo­hammed Ab­dul­lahi by soldiers at­tached to the Joint Task Force (JTF).

The com­mu­nity al­leged in the pe­ti­tion that Ab­dul­lahi was tor­tured to death by the men of the JTF in Mubi town on April 11, 2015.

In a pe­ti­tion writ­ten by their lawyer Bar­ris­ter Mo­hammed Marafa, the Muni com­mu­nity said the de­ceased was tor­tured to death af­ter he vol­un­tar­ily sub­mit­ted him­self to them fol­low­ing a raid in his house a day be­fore by the JTF.

Ac­cord­ing to the pe­ti­tion, “an ex­am­i­na­tion of the de­ceased corpse at the morgue re­vealed that all his fin­ger nails were force­fully pulled out and that there were signs of rope around his neck, sig­ni­fy­ing that he was hanged to death.”

The pe­ti­tion­ers ar­gued that the late Ab­dul­lahi re­turned to his house on Tues­day 8th April and dis­cov­ered that some soldiers had in­vaded his house shoot­ing spo­rad­i­cally, ran­sacked the en­tire build­ing and took his wife and chil­dren away to their base, af­ter two hours.

“Late Mo­hammed Ab­dul­lahi there­after pro­ceeded to the palace of the Emir of Mubi to re­port what hap­pened in his house and to in­form the royal fa­ther of his in­ten­tion to go to the mil­i­tary base where his wife and chil­dren were be­ing held in de­ten­tion.”

The de­ceased, on ar­rival at the mil­i­tary base in Mubi, was said to have been ar­rested, beaten and taken into cus­tody while all pleas by his fam­ily mem­bers who were still be­ing de­tained at the time he ar­rived there, were al­legedly ig­nored.

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