Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (a.ka Al-Zawahiri), the self -confessed Boko Haram spokesman, was on Wednesday, September 14, arrested again at the Maiduguri residence of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume who is the Senate leader of Borno State and also senator representing Borno South Senatorial District.
The Senator had pleaded not guilty to charges of passing classified information to an unauthorised person and of criminal intimidation while Konduga’s family members had insisted that he (Konduga) is mentally unstable.
Vanguard reports that the Boko Haram spokesman was released last week from custody despite being sentenced to three years imprisonment without option of fine.
According to sources quoted in the report, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga was identified, beaten and rearrested after he stole his way into Senator Ndume’s home for the third time this week.
A source said:
“He kept on coming to the senator’s house purposely to apologize to the immediate family for indicting Ndume, who was charged for providing Konduga with politicians’ phone numbers and not disclosing information to authorities under Nigeria’s Terrorism Prevention Act”.
It was gathered that he sneaked into Ndume’s house a day to Sallah insisting he wanted to see and apologize to the senator who is presently in Saudi Arabia for the 2016 Hajj exercise.
The source said:
“When the Maigadi (Gate man) accosted Konduga that the senator was not in the house, he requested to see Justice Aisha Ndume, one of the senator’s wife, but was asked to come back the following day.
“As luck will have it, Konduga revisited the house on Wednesday at exactly 4pm, where he was identified by some Ndume’s close associates, who accompanied the senator to the Federal High Court, Abuja then.
“Policemen in charge of G.R.A police station were alerted and swooped into action leading to the rearrest of Konduga. He is now in police custody, while Senator Ndume have been informed.”
Confirming the incident, Senator Ndume spoke to Vanguard on the phone saying the story of the re-arrest of the Boko Haram spokesman in his home was true.