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IMO DEPUTY GOVERNOR, AKU OBIDINMA (ABDUL) AND THE DSS

By IKENNA SAMUELSON

It was my brother and personal friend, Comrade Kenneth Uwadi who drew

my attention to the arrest of one Aku Obidinma popularly called

‘’Abdul’’ and prides himself as the National Coordinator of Imo Bilie

Initiative (IBIN), by Operatives of the Department of State Security

(DSS).
In the course of finding out the bone of contention, I stumbled on a

piece written by another brother and friend of mine, Comrade Okechukwu

Nwanguma, the Coordinator of Network on Police Reforms in Nigeria –

NOPRIN
However, it was Comrade Precious Nwadike, Publisher of Imo Community

Watchdog newspaper who called to inform me that Aku Obidinma (Abdul)

had been remanded at the Owerri Federal Prisons till January 17, 2017

when he would make another appearance at the magistrate court located

in Nworieubi in Mbaitoli Local Government Area. Further enquiry showed

that Aku Obidinma was given stringent bail conditions.

It was at this point that I resolved to wade into the matter, as a

veteran of many battles. Aku Obidinma was remanded in prison custody

on Thursday the 24th of November 2016, so on Friday the following day,

I visited the Owerri Federal Prisons to see some people and at the

same, to see him.
When Prison officials brought Aku to me at the office of the Chief

Warder, he was happy and delighted that at least a “GENERAL” came to

see him. I asked him several questions of which he responded to. But

he complained bitterly of the hard bail conditions given to him by the

magistrate. I equally asked him to confirm if he truly accused the

Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere in his publication

on Facebook, of being a murderer and other sundry crimes. Aku

responded by telling me that his Facebook Account was hacked, and that

those publications against the Deputy Governor were not made by him.

At this point, I felt disappointed that Aku Obidinma could not stand

firm. It was at this point that I knew that he did not have serious

evidence against the Deputy Governor. It was at this point that I knew

that he is just an ASPIRANT.
O yes, he is an aspiring critic, an aspiring crusader and an

aspiring Human Rights Activist who does not have the liver and

strength to withstand the heat. He does not have the muscle and

will-Power to fight on. Nevertheless, I assured him that I would get

across to the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere to hear his own

side of the story, and of course getting the number two citizen to use

his position and influence to relax the stringent bail conditions, so

that he can enjoy his freedom once again. Aku was happy with my

decision and action plan.
Before I left the Prisons, I instructed my boys and friends who are

inmates to protect and make AKU feel at home. Outside the Prison

complex, I put a call to His Excellency the Deputy Governor and he

quickly picked. We had discussions on the issue and agreed I would

come to his house the following day being Saturday the 26th of

November 2016. On Saturday morning during clean-up hours, I was at his

residence. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Uche Onwuchekwa was already

waiting for me, and I was ushered into the inner chamber (room).

Shortly after, His Excellency the Deputy Governor walked in and we had

fruitful discussions. He confirmed that Aku Obidinme (Abdul) was his

aide before he was dropped. He told me a lot of things in confidence.

At this point, let me inform the reading public that it will be

unethical for me to reveal what a high profile political leader told

me in confidence.
Nevertheless, I was able to confirm that Prince Eze Madumere never

instructed DSS to arrest, detain and arraign Aku Obidinma in Court.

The Deputy Governor explained that he only dragged the publisher of

Nigerian HORN Newspaper, Chief Bright Chimezie Njoku to Court over a

publication written and signed by Aku Obidinma which was against his

person. But he later withdrew the matter from the Court when Pastor

(Mrs) Henrietta Jacobs and her husband of New Wave Assembly Church

Ikenegbu Layout Owerri intervened by settling the issues between him

and Nigerian Horn Newspaper publisher, Bright Chimezie.

However, it appeared that the withdrawal of the case from court

(perhaps) emboldened Aku Obidinma to launch a continued attack on

Prime Eze Madumere. For this reason, the DSS reportedly invited Aku

Obidinma and cautioned him. Let me also inform the reading public that

I made further enquiries at the DSS office and was able to confirm

that the whole problem came to a boiling point when AKU Obidinma

attended a radio programme in the state capital (Owerri) on Monday the

21st of November 2016, wherein he reportedly lambasted the Deputy

Governor of the State.
Perhaps acting out of over-zealousness, the men of the DSS decided to

lay ambush on Aku Obidinma. After the radio programme Aku was dropped

off by his colleagues who accompanied him to the radio station.

Shortly after, DSS operatives swooped on him and abducted him using

five keke Napep tricycles as a decoy.
This is the point I am now angry. Why must DSS officials abduct a

citizen of this country on the road and in a Gestapo style? This goes

to show that some high profile crimes like kidnapping are perhaps

carried out by DSS operatives. They are indeed criminals operating as

security agents. They shamelessly abducted (kidnapped) Aku Obidinma,

seized his phones, and kept him incommunicado for three days. This is

an unpardonable crime. This is an assault on human right. The DSS

operatives are shameless, stupid, useless and infact untrained. Why

must they treat a citizen like an animal?
Aku Obidinma attended a radio programme in Owerri but the shameless

DSS operatives abducted and kept him incommunicado for three days

before arraigning him in a magistrate court located in another local

government Area. This shows that DSS operatives in Imo State are

untrained, hopeless, senseless and unprofessional. Not long ago,

precisely on the 13th of May 2016, I wrote and published an article

entitled “DSS AND THEIR EXTRA – JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN NIGERIA. (Please

see attached). In the said article, I gave the DSS serious punches. It

appears they have not learnt their lessons.
Let me therefore appeal to His Excellency Prince Eze Madumere to

brush or wave aside whatever that might have transpired between him

and his former aide, Aku Obidinma, and step out as a leader and father

to rescue his boy from the clutches of DSS insanity, unconstitutional

and undemocratic assault to his right. He should step out to save his

boy from the High handed stringent bail conditions given to him by the

Magistrate in Nwaorieubi who has reportedly established himself as a

judicial hatchet officer.
His Excellency Prince Eze Madumere is a man of peace. Few days ago,

he rescued a man who was being lynched by an angry mob. He can do it

again. He should step forward to rescue Aku Obidinma. As a leader with

the National Honour, MFR, he should see Aku Obidinma (Abdul) as his

own son and constituent, and as such do the needful which is to bring

him out from prison.
Let me at this juncture caution those writing rubbish and nonsense on

facebook and other social media platforms, to tread cautiously as for

as this matter is concerned. These inflammable writers have not taken

time to visit Aku Obidinma (Abdul) at the Owerri Federal Prisons;

neither have they visited Prince Eze Madumere to hear him out.

I am therefore most humbly directing all and sundry to rest his or her

pen. Refusing to do so will only aggravate the condition, fate and

trouble of Aku Obidinma (Abdul).
I am a veteran of many battles. I am a “GENERAL”. I am the only

Socio-political Crusader in Imo State who spare-headed the removal of

a sitting Governor. I am the only Socio-political crusader who exposed

fraud and corruption in high places involving my former boss. I am the

only activist in Imo State who removed and transferred a serving

Commissioner of Police. I am the only activist in Imo State who saw to

the retirement of an Assistant Inspector General of Police. I am the

only Socio-political crusader in Imo State who almost dethroned a

traditional Ruler. I am the only activist in Imo State who has

proffered solutions to the myriad of problems facing the state. I am

the only critic who has openly fought for the masses and the less

privileged in the society in Imo State, damning the consequences. I am

the only person in Imo State whose blood was spilled in the office of

the Governor. Finally, I am the only Political Appointee in the

history of Imo State Government who meritoriously served this state by

returning unspent funds running into millions of naira to the State

Government. Therefore when I speak, I should be listened to.

His Excellency Prince Eze Madumere should be given the privilege to

rescue Aku Obidinma. Nobody, I repeat nobody will effectively

reconcile an OGA and his aide. We were not there when they were

together. The matter is deeper than what most people think.

I rest my pen.
Signed
Hon. Citizen (Dr.) Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha FCAI MKDA

Former Senior Special Assistant on Media
Former Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties
Imo State House of Assembly
Owerri – Imo State, Nigeria.
28th November, 2016.
07032934037.
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