Biafra: My Encounter with Nigerian DSS in yesterday’s Nnamdi Kanu court case in Abuja

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…..By Emeka Ofoegbu


We all were standing outside
waiting for our gallant director to appear before the court as normal,
then when it was time for us to enter inside the court to cover what
will be happening right inside the court room, they gave us condition
that we should not enter with phone, I ask why since we are here to
cover what is going to unfold here, they didn’t answer it and just order
all to drop their phones.

Well I insisted that my phone must go with me which somehow someway I managed to take it in, but was seen when I was operating it, wahala boasted out, we were two and they took us to underground cell, ask me to hand over my phone to them I refused but they gave me a buoyant slap, smash me down, and started heating me with bat, I told that this is all the can do to me, that didn’t steal, I didn’t kill, I didn’t rape a girl, one thing is sure, they don’t want me to speak and I never stop
speaking.

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They said I should unlock my phone and I said never even if it will lead to my death, this is where I started having problems and it pains me, I have never received beating in group but I received it today, they threaten to use a steak and insert into my ***** but it never happened.

Like two hours they then took me up to floor 2 of the court, and ask me
to write a statement that am a terrorist that wanted to terrorize the
whole court, I ask? Am a terrorist with just a phone, someone from my
back gave me a hot slap and ordered me to write, I break up a silent
tears because the beating and intimidation was too much for me to bear, I
was already having joint problem because of the excess bat beating
couple with slap, I looked at the man that slap me, I look around, the
other

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DSS man was far from me, but he was holding a gun, I think of
fighting my last fight to death with them, I think of fighting with them
till I stop breathing, I said to myself before I die this person that
slap me must go down with me, but it was not easy, I was already down
and weak, even hard for me to move again, I write the statement that am
not a terrorist, I just came to cover my director court proceedings
which the DSS is harassing me.

Later on a call came that I should be released immediately. The released
me and gave me back my phone and ask me to go outside, I do as they
said, and meet gift amarachi who’s encouragement Gave me another
strength to move on, one thing is sure, is I get biafra or I die trying
to.

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Ejike ofoegbu is a Biafran Activist.

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