SSS Instils Fear In Ayu, Gemade, Aliero, Others
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, (THEWILL) – The idea behind the move was to instil fear in the politicians and make them realise that if they continue to heat up the polity in their states, they would be thrown in an underground State Security Service (SSS) cell, according to SSS spokesperson, Mrs. Marilyn Ogar.
She said the agency today interrogated about 30 prominent politicians perceived to be heating up the polity at its headquarters in Abuja.
Marilyn Ogar told reporters that they were taken to the underground detention cell in the facility and left in ‘total darkness’ for about ten (10) minutes. Their interrogation went on for about 5 hrs.
Those questioned include a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and ex minister, Chief Chief Bernabas Gemade; former Kebbi State Governor and FCT Minister, Alhaji Adamu Aliero; former Senate President and member of the NPLF, Senator Iyorchia Ayu; serving Senator Joseph Akaagerger; ACN guber candidate in Benue State, Professor Steve Ugpa; and ANPP guber candidate in Benue, Professor Daniel Saror amongst several others.
“They were invited because investigations revealed that they were behind the present political violence in the state and that after the interrogation, they showed remorse and were mandated to sign an undertaking to give peace a chance in the state” she said.
“The Director General of SSS, Mr. Ita Ekpeyong directed that lighting in the cell should be off for ten minutes and that the whole place was thrown in total darkness for that period, signifying that it's what they will face if such incidents persist after today.”
The politicians including those from Benue State were made to sign an undertaking that "sponsors of political violence will be held liable for any breach leading to the disruption of the April 2011 elections in any part of Benue State.”