One of the leaders of the Kaduna Civilian JTF, Garba Isa, who is in the centre of the murder case controversy linked to Senator Shehu Sani, has alleged that the Military forced him to implicate the Senator.
The Kaduna state police command had written to the senator and the senate president, Bukola Saraki, asking for Sani to report in its command headquarters on April 30th over his alleged involvement in a murder case.
The police in their letter of invitation, alleged that a murder suspect had confessed to having ties with the senator. The police said the Military had arrested the suspect and also handed over an audio tape in which the suspect confessed to having ties with Sani.
However speaking to The New Telegraph, in Kano yesterday, Isa denied the allegation of working with an assasination group. He said he was tortured by the military to mention the senator’s name
”I was not in Kaduna but received calls that the Military are looking for me on an issue so when I went back I was at our office in Kabala Doki when the military came and asked me to come with them. The Military told me that they arrested some suspects and I alongside another person we should come in our position as JTF to verified their identity at Badarawa so after an inquiry they allowed the other person to go and asked me to follow them. They now took me to Kukwa Ahmed Aruwa Firm, and kept me there. I was there when a Military Captain came and left there after he sent an intelligent officer who now came and told me that I was the one who killed Lawan Bakin Ruwa. I told them as a civilian JTF how can I kill anybody. They now started torturing me that most accept that I’m the one who killed him and Senator Shehu Sani was the one who contracts us to do it. The Military at the firm insisted that I most accept that Senator Shehu Sani gave Bashir Hamadada money to pay us for the killing of Lawan and I told them I neither knew Bashir no Lawan they are talking about” he said
Garba Isa said that he spent two weeks with the military but still refused to implicate Senator Shehu Sani “and later we were transferred to the Kaduna State State CID were I spent almost a month and from where I was taken to Prison”.
He said it was at a Kaduna State High Court that he got his bail but his right-hand side is now seriously paining him, making him to go on treatment because of the alleged military torture.
The military command in Kaduna is yet to react to this allegation.