Badamasi Ya’akub, the immediate younger brother to Sheikh Zakzaky has alleged that officials demand gratifications for the family to send drugs to the Islamic cleric who has been in the DSS custody since his return from India
According to a statement received by SuncityNews, “Last Friday the 15th of November, another statement was released by a public relations officer of the State Security Service in which justifications were offered for the continued illegal detention of what they referred to as notable Nigerians. With the names of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, Colonel Sambo Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore were specifically mentioned. The claim is that the SSS runs what can be best described as 5 star level of accommodations of international standards, for its illegally detained detainees; at the detainee’s explicit request. Detention centers that are preferable to all forms of correctional centers; designed to host alleged criminals. According to them, these imprisoned individuals have food and water provided by their families. Gymnasium facilities to exercise with and keep in shape.”
The facilities provide access to people and phones for communication, daily newspapers and television to remain up to date; and pristine and prompt medical facilities to ensure standard healthcare and welfare in accordance with international standards. All these luxuries are of a matter of course at the Service’s expense; which is to say at Nigerian’s expense.
This is yet another in a long line of outlandish claims made by the ‘Service’ to justify its documented role as enforcers of law breaking in the service of this lawless administration, led by President Muhammadu Buhari. We should recall that in July 2016 the Service had sponsored an article in the media that included a picture of Sheikh Zakzaky and a few family members attached, under which it claimed to have spent over 5,000,000 on his and his wife’s health alone. A scandalous claim that was debunked at the time.
Yet in January 2017 the minister of information, Mr. Lai Mohammed went on and claimed that the Sheikh’s wife, was free to come and go as she pleased, as she was not under any form of sanction. Later this same minister asserted that the federal government was facing challenges finding a location within all the land mass of Nigeria where the local communities were willing to have a neighbor such as El-Zakzaky. Having allegedly failed to find a suitable neighborhood in which to build a house. Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and those with them where later forcibly transported from an SSS detention center to a house in Kaduna; where they continue to be detained to this day.
During their time in detention at the location in Kaduna, the minister of information Mr. Lai Mohammed further revealed that as part of the annual budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Buhari administration was spending 3,500,000 a month so Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife could eat their fill of whatever they wanted. In the aftermath of which various stakeholders in this criminal Cartel or Cabal went on to actively provide justifications for the comically exorbitant five star detention costs; as claimed.
No phone contact has been had with Sheikh Zakzaky since their return from the aborted medical trip in India. Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky receives no daily newspapers of any kind at any time regularly or irregularly. With Certainty I can say that the last time he saw a functional Television screen was in his house in December 2015 before it was attacked and demolished by the 1st division of the Nigerian Army. As for the gymnasium and other 5 star level amenities mentioned by the ‘Service’. All if any are paid for by Zakzaky himself.
We have been extorted and exploited to keep our flesh and blood as safe as much as we can. But the straight truth is that they can’t read newspapers, they have no access to TV, it takes mountains of hurdles for us to see them, and we pay a ransom worth of money to just send medical supplies through. Critically there is no phone. Every time an arm of the administration claims to have spent a certain amount; it is more than over thrice what we have spent.
We will be readying some LCD TVs, subscribing to Daily Newspapers deliveries, Phone handsets with multiple SIM slots, SSS family request service and refund programs, so the millions extorted can be proven to have not been spent in vain.