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Chidi Odinkalu, Former NHRC Chairman lists Governor Nasir El-Rufai critics who are allegedly facing prosecution in court


Chidi Odinkalu, Former NHRC Chairman lists Governor Nasir El-Rufai critics who are allegedly facing prosecution in court

Chidi Odinkalu, Former NHRC Chairman lists Governor Nasir El-Rufai critics who are allegedly facing prosecution in court

Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Chidi Odinkalu has compiled a list of Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s critics who are allegedly facing prosecution in court. 

Odinkalu shared the list on Twitter after the Attorney-General of Kaduna state, Aisha Dikko distanced the Governor from the trials, while insisting that the charges were filed by the Kaduna state government. 

Some of the critics of the Kaduna state Governor allegedly facing prosecution in court include lecturers, traditional rulers, a PhD student, a former lawmaker and journalists. 

Here are the tweets below; 

Nasir @elrufai has caused to be issued on his behalf a tissue of untruths, #halftruths & falsehoods concerning his brutal persecution of his critics as @GovKaduna. To help his memory, here is a litany of #bodybags of critics who have suffered at his hands— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Barack Zebedee: Ph.D student in fisheries & hydrology in Biology Dept., Ahmadu Bello Univ, Zaria: Arrested in May 2017 on charges of incitement for a post on a WhatsApp group created to mobilise assistance for victims of #SouthernKadunaMassacre— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Gabriel Idibia: journalist with The Union newspaper, dragged to court reportedly for being inquisitive about @elrufai‘s declared his assets as demanded by law.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Jacob Onjewu Dickson: Journalist with Authentic News, was arrested, detained & charged with – yes, u guessed it – #Incitement in May 2016, after reporting that youths had pelted @elrufai with objects.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Luka Binniyat: @Kindusluka was Kaduna Bureau Chief of @vanguardngrnews, when @elrufai ordered his arrest in Feb 2017 for a report under his by-line in the newspaper. Luka was detained for ovr 130 days without bail & El-Rufai instigated Vanguard to fire him— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Midat Joseph: Journalist with @LeadershipNGA, was arrested on orders of @elrufai in April 2017 for a post in a WhatsApp group. Guess what the charges against him were? #Incitement!— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Sunny Yayock: Freelance journalist, arrested, detained & charged to court for his comment on social Media supporting a call for peaceful Demonstration. He slept for two days in the police cell before he was taken to court & granted bail— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Adamu Abdullahi: #SocialMedia activist, was arrested by @PoliceNG in Kaduna for questioning, for reportedly re-tweeting a tweet about @elrufai being pelted with objects.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Segun Onibiyo: @SegunOnibiyo, journalist with @radionigeriahq was arrested charged on orders of @elrufai on 14 Nov 2019 with – yes, u guessed it! – #Incitement, for his #socialmedia posts. He spent most of Dec 2019 detained b4 being released after 24 days— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Samuel Ogundipe: @SamuelOgundipe was a journalist with @PremiumTimesng when @elrufai‘s son, Bello, threatened to arrest him for reporting that Bello had threatened the Mum of sm1 who criticized his Dad, @GovKaduna, with #gangrape— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Dr. John Danfulani: @john_danfulani Lecturer in Kaduna State University was suspended, arrested, detained & charged for #incitement allegedly for criticising @elrufai through a Facebook post. He detained for many days before bail. He was also fired.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Nasiru Jagaba: @Nasiru_Jagaba, national youth leader of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, @TvSokap, was arrested & faced prosecution for protesting against @elrufai‘s policies.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

HRH Dr. Ishaku Damina: 1st Class paramount Chief of Kurama, in #SouthernKaduna, detained on trumped up charges for over a month on orders of @elrufai in 2017. He was eventually granted bail when Court found nothing against him.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

HRH, Dr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima, Agwam Adara: 1st Class Paramount Ruler of the Adara of #SouthernKaduna, abducted on a Friday with his wife after protesting @elrufai creating an Emirate over his kingdom. His body was discovered days later.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Adara Elders, Bawa Magaji (Waziri); Sani Magaji, (Baraden);
Awemi Dio Maisamari; Joseph Abdalla; Tanko Maisanari; Hosea Danladi; Joseph Ayuba;
Tanko Wada; Ulu Maitumbi; arrested & detained for 106 days before being released bcos charges were trumped up— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Abubakar Idris (Dadiyata): University lecturer, abducted from the gate of his house in Barnawa Kaduna on 1 august 2019 & disappeared since. He is one of @elrufai‘s most prominent critics. Bashir El-Rufai implies that he knows smithing about this abduction.#WhereIsDadiyata— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Steven Kefason: @SKefason, journalist & activist was abducted from Rivers State on the orders of @elrufai, taken to Kaduna & detained for 162 days b4 bail. Charges? #Incitement. While he was detained, his #socialmedia footprint was wiped out— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Dr. Zuwaqhu Bonat: senior lecturer at Kaduna State University & a community leader, was sacked from his job on the orders of @elrufai for his advocacy work on behalf of the communities of #SouthernKaduna.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Inuwa Abdulkadir: Lawyer, former Minister & NW Zonal Chair of @OfficialAPCNig@elrufai demolished Inuwa’s home in Kaduna when he declined support to suspend @ShehuSani from the party. Inuwa died in July with the case still pending in court.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Suleiman Hunkuyi: former Kaduna State Chairman of @OfficialAPCNg & senator of @NGRSenate@elrufai demolished Senator Hunkuyi’s home in Unguwar Rimi over a political disagreement & converted it into a children’s park.— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

Danjuma Laah: Senator in @NGRSenate representing #SouthernKaduna, house raided by @PoliceNG & nephew arrested in Kaduna allegedly on orders of @elrufai after he spoke out on #SouthernKadunaMassacre & called for Southern Kaduna ppl to “defend themselves.”— Chidi Odinkalu (@ChidiOdinkalu) September 1, 2020

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