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15-Year-Old Aisha Cries Out Over Father’s Detention At IGP’s Special Tactical Squad Abuja

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A 15-year- old Aisha Sanusi has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to use his good offices to order the Inspector General of Police to release her father Malam Sanusi Mohammed Inuwa who has been in the police custody under a dehumanizing condition for no just cause.

Miss Aisha wrote an open letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari on her Facebook page and this attracted so many comments, our reporter contacted her and heard her story.

On arrival at NICON quarters, House No:10, Sokoto State. Our reporter sought audience with the brave and devastated young girl in her early 15 and the mother who was laying down sick and could barely notice our stay. According to Aisha, trouble started on Sunday,16th of May 2021 ; able body men came looking for her father, Mal.Sanusi who happens to be a journalist ( Publisher) and business man, who publishes Daily Focus Newspaper. My father received them but they said my father was under arrest, he asked them for what offence and they said until he gets to Abuja.

They took him to Abuja by road and detained him at STS Abuja, the IGP Special Tactical Squad that specializes in catching kidnappers, armed rubbers, bandits from May 16th till 18th on the orders of DSP Hamza Galadima, who the police claimed as complainant, who had business deals with my father.

In fact, my father told me that DSP Hamza Galadima purchased 10 plots of land from his company Cowries Alliance but made a staggered payment of 8 plots beginning around October or November 2020 totaling 10 million Naira, but wants to take full possession of 10 plots instead of 8 plots he paid for.

It was at this juncture they had serious disagreement leading to DSP Hamza Galadima CSO to the IGP threatening and my father also petitioned the IGP to caution and investigate him which was published on his newspaper Daily Focus. This publication angered DSP who ordered his arrest and perpetual detention using the IGP STS division, Abuja. 

My father didn’t commit any crime to warrant his detention at STS former SARS police division. As am speaking to you, he has spent more than 34 days in the cell with suspected hardened criminals because he was arrested again by the same man who led the others on Saturday, May 29 in the night. Initially, they came like kidnappers and bandits without proper identity. They men beat up my father, my uncle, my mother and myself. I was  slapped more than twice, my mother pushed down on the floor, our doors shattered, properties destroyed, my uncle bundled into the car along side my father but they later released my uncle. 

This has brought shame to my family, because people in the estate and around the vicinity now see my father as a criminal. My  mother’s health has worsened. 

I want President Buhari and other well meaning Nigerians to come to my father’s rescue. Because DSP Hamza Galadima will never be the IGP’s CSO forever, and he is using his office to dehumanize and maltreat my father. He forgot that Allah owns him and placed him in that position. 

We have done everything humanly possible to secure his release but DSP Hamza Galadima refused, some of his colleagues have talked to him but he refused.

That was why I wrote to President Buhari in tears, using my Facebook page so that he will help me release my father and carry out investigation to know what really happened.

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Avoid Induced Rejection, Unauthorized Journeys, DG Admonishes Corps Members

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As 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members will be leaving the 3-week orientation camp on Tuesday the Corps Members have been advised to avoid induced rejection, rather accept their posting in good faith and settle down to contribute their quota to the development of their host communities.

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu lbrahim stated this on Monday while de-briefing the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream Two Corps Members and Camp Officials through a nationwide virtual address.

He said any Corps Member caught inducing posting or redeployment would be sanctioned in line with NYSC bye-laws.

He also disclosed that there is nothing like two weeks break after leaving the Orientation Camp, but added that if there is a compelling need for any Corps Member to travel, the concerned must obtain permission from the NYSC through the established channel.

Ibrahim said no Corps employer is authorized to grant permission to any Corps Member to travel.

“Once you get to your place of primary assignment tomorrow, don’t put pressure on your employers for rejection.

“Don’t lobby anyone that you want to change your posting or relocation. If they write to us that you induced or forced them to reject you, you will be punished.”

As patriotic Corps Members, it is expected that you accept posting to anywhere you have been posted to and add value to the community”, the DG added.

He urged them to be patriotic in the service to their fatherland and ensure they equally add value to themselves, NYSC Scheme and the society at large.

The Director-General admonished them to use the opportunity of NYSC platform to excel in life.

“You have gone through the rudiments of the Orientation Course, please take advantage of it and see what you can do for your fatherland.

“Let the spirit of the Orientation Exercise live in you forever as Nigerians. National integration should be your watchword. We should be united as a country”, the DG added.

General lbrahim warned against the negative use of the social media, urging them to verify every information before it is shared online.

“Don’t use fake news to promote disunity, shun cybercrimes and all forms of criminality. In whatever action that you are going to take, please look back at where you are coming from and avoid any action that will haunt you tomorrow.

“Shun drugs, be good citizens and good ambassadors of your, institutions, families and the NYSC Scheme”, he said.

The Director-General implored the Corps Members to continue with the Post-Camp training in Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Developnent Programme.

He revealed that the Scheme had partnered some financial institutions like the Central Bank of Nigeria, Access Bank, Bank of Industry, Unity Bank, NYSC Foundation, Leventis Foundation, among others, that are ready to support Corps Members with loans and trainings.

The Director-General stated that efforts are in top gear towards the establishment of National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund, which would make start-up capitals available to interested Corps Members to start-up their businesses as they exit Service.

Ibrahim also enjoined the Corps Members to be security conscious at all times and avoid any action that may endanger their safety.

He warned them against boarding vehicles from unauthorized motorparks, enjoining them to use approved motorparks.

“You must be security conscious and don’t endanger your safety. Under no condition should you travel at night, or board vehicle along the road. Your welfare is very paramount to NYSC

If you are going to travel, you must be permitted. Write through employer to your Local Government Inspector and it will get to the State Coordinator for approval. If you are going to travel, ensure that you are permitted”, the DG said.

He said the Scheme is making efforts to get rebate on flight charges for Corps Members that may want to travel by flight.

Ibrahim informed the Corps Members that efforts are on-going as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to enlist Corps Members in the National Health Insurance Scheme for effective Medicare during the service year.

He advised the Corps Members to get COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves and also protect others from the deadly virus.

In his vote of thanks on behalf of his colleagues nationwide, the Imo State Corps Camp Director, Otobo Joshua Osa IM/21B/1740 lauded the Director-General for his doggedness and passion for the welfare and security of Corps Members.

“We remain eternally grateful and we assure you of our commitment to the ideals of the NYSC, having imbibed all the lessons taught us in the course of the Orientation Programme”, he concluded.

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