Senator Ndume Contacted Boko Haram Leader 73 Times In One Month Says SSS-PREMIUM TIMES

Senator Ali Ndume
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An embattled Senator, Mohammed Ndume, who is facing charges for alleged links to the militant group, Boko Haram, contacted the group’s spokesperson 73 times within a month, investigators told a federal court on Wednesday.

Mr. Ndume was arrested late 2011 by the State Security Service, SSS, and accused of sponsoring the Islamist sect.

Mr. Ndume claims his contact with the group was necessitated by his membership of the Presidential Committee mandated to help restore peace to the troubled North East of the country.

Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for series of bombings and gun attacks that have plagued Northern Nigeria resulting in more than a thousand deaths.

The SSS said Mr. Ndume, who is from Borno State, the hotbed of the crisis, was constantly in touch with an alleged spokesperson of the group, Mohammed Konduga.

Mr. Konduga was convicted and is currently serving a three-year jail term.

Mr. Ndume’s phone call history is central to establishing his relationship with the sect; and on Tuesday, a Federal High Court in Abuja brushed aside the senator’s objection to admit the phone call logs as key evidence in the case.

The SSS told the court that the senator’s call log showed that he spoke with Mr. Konduga 73 times in October 2011.

At the resumed hearing of the case, Aliyu Usman, a forensic expert with the SSS, while giving evidence said the history of the communication contacts was contained in the two mobile telephones obtained from Mr. Ndume and Mr. Konduga.

Mr. Usman said the communication between the two persons took place between October 3, 2011 and November 3, 2011, adding that they were in the form of text messages and voice calls.

The telephone lines used were those of MTN mobile network, and the details of the communication were obtained from the network, he added.

Mr. Usman said adequate forensic analyses were carried out on the data extracted from the two phones before storing them on three DVDs.

Mr. Ndume’s lawyer, Rickey Tarfa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, again objected to the tendering of the DVDs as evidence on Wednesday arguing that they were secondary evidence and should have been accompanied by a statement.

He argued that the items were in violation of the Evidence Act.

“The essence of Section 102 of the Evidence Act is to guide against the tendering of fake computer generated materials,” he said.

But the prosecution lawyer, Thompson Olatigbe, said the items had already been admitted by the court and as such they became primary evidences.

On the absence of certification, Mr. Olatigbe argued that the witness merely transmitted the contents of the two phones into DVDs and produced hard copies, as according to him, the elements would be subjected to further tests by the court.

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Otile a big Amen ooooo...

Otile my brother I say a big Amen to your prayer.

Apparently Biafra will be actualised without us firing a single bullet. Not even the Yorubas nor Hausa-fulani north tuaregs can stop us from secceding from Lord federick lugard (may he rot in hell) one sham naija. Isn't this amazing...

I wonder when Alhaji Abu Qaqa stopped being the spokesman of the gallant sons of allah boko outfit. Don't get surprise to hear later that this Kondura is not a member of the boko sect. He may just be a scapegoat. You see, the naija armed forces can't arrest any member of mohammedans foot soldiers. These guys arsenals are way too strong for their outdated weapons. They shall continue to grow stronger and stronger until one sham naija becomes a history. Allah Wubade!!!

@Otile: Try grow a brain !

@Otile

If you haven't a brain till now, then yours is a hopeless case. What has Buhari got to do with this case ?
SSS claimed Senator Ndume (who is PDP by the way) spoke with Boko Haram spokesman several times. Ndume claimed he did this in his capacity as member of the committee setup by the Federal Mis-government headed by Jonathan to negotiate with Boko Haram. Has the Federal Mis-government denied Ndume was not acting on their behalf ? What has Buhari got to do with this story ?

Please grow a brain or crawl back into the hole you came from ! I dare your clown Jonathan to allow this case run its full course if they all won't get exposed ! But as usual, PDP would kill the case and fools like you would would still get sold the dummy !

@Otile: Try grow a brain !

@Otile

If you haven't a brain till now, then yours is a hopeless case. What has Buhari got to do with this case ?
SSS claimed Senator Ndume (who is PDP by the way) spoke with Boko Haram spokesman several times. Ndume claimed he did this in his capacity as member of the committee setup by the Federal Mis-government headed by Jonathan to negotiate with Boko Haram. Has the Federal Mis-government denied Ndume was not acting on their behalf ? What has Buhari got to do with this story ?

Please grow a brain or crawl back into the hole you came from ! I dare your clown Jonathan to allow this case run its full course if they all won't get exposed ! But as usual, PDP would kill the case and fools like you would would still get sold the dummy !

@'RE: SENATOR NDUME CALLED BOKO' BY ANONYMOUS"

'--NDUMA'S OFFENCE HAS THE SAME GRAVITY AS THAT OF THE LOOTERS". In muhammadanism none of these is an offence. The looting of public treasury is allowed but a petty thief will have a limb amputated. Killing 'kafir' ala boko haram is doing the perfect will of Allah for its celestial reward. U can see this in JNI having problems with military postings but not with the killing of non muhammadans by boko haram.

RE-RICKY TARFA

BLOOD MONEY INDEED

They should leave Mullah

They should leave Mullah Ndume alone. The man is fighting for the independence of his people. How can he help Saad and Buhari to form a formidable army of Boko Haram fighters and then abandon them simple because he is in the Senate?

May Baal help Mullah Ndume and his Boko Haram army to split Nigeria for us. All say Amen.

Ndume

Are you saying that taking one's life is the same as looting public funds. If so, when a thief comes to rob you and you are asked, "your money or your life"? Choose your life you fool. Boko Haram are killing people in mass number and you are comparing it to looting the treasury? I am very sure you are no way near any public funds, otherwise you won't be smelling your mouth like this.

Ndume

Are you saying that taking one's life is the same as killing the person. If so, when a thief comes to rob you and you are asked, "your money or your life"? Choose your life you fool. Boko Haram are killing people in mass number and you are comparing it to looting the treasury? I am very sure you are no way near any public funds, otherwise you won't be smelling your mouth like this.

Well he was a presidential

Well he was a presidential spokesman with Boko Haram was he not? I don't understand what the fuss is all about. Unless the content of their conversations was not entirely wholesome.

3 year jail term for a

3 year jail term for a terrorist (mr. Konduga)?!.. Haba naija

AND SO WHAT?

Let us assume that Sen. Ndume spoke with Boko Haram leaders one hundred times, what was the conversation is all about? The Federal Government has not denied that they appointed the Senator to contact the sect.
My question is; did the Senator gave them money or order to attack the innocent Nigerians? And if tuely the Konduga of a man is a spoke person of Boko Haram who claimed of various killings in the Country and was sentenced to only 3years, is there no hiding agenda? And why is the man Muhammad Kodunga is still in the SSS office and not in the Prison? Who is deceiving who?

RICKY TARFA HAS SOLD HIS CONSCIENCE FOR A POT OF MESS

And Rickey Tarfa claims to be a Christian? Yet he represents those butchering Christians. What money is he looking for? BLOOD MONEY. Does he not have relations who can advice him? This Ndume is a Buyer beware! Like Esau, Ricky Tarfa has sold his conscience for a pot of mess. He is not fit to be a Christian. Definitely he is not pursuing justice.

a waste of our precious time

a waste of our precious time

I have no doubt by now that

I have no doubt by now that the PDP and the Jonathan government are behind BH. Ndume is PDP and he swore it an affidavit that the VP Sambo knew all his dealings with BH. Henry Okah and his brother have been singing consistently on the fact that the PDP federal government masterminded the Independence Day bomb blast and the Warri bomb blast. Do we need more facts that this government and devilish party are masterminding this horror as a measure of keeping themselves in power? ok, why are the alleged culprits being treated with kids gloove? Immagine the spokesman of BH being sentenced to only three years? Anyway, what of the other alleged culprits? The same way PDP created the Niger Delta militants is the way they created BH. Period!

the chicken is coming home to roost gradually.

Very soon, the Senator would name his other PDP sponsors of Boko Haram. And why is the trial taking so long ? Why is someone accused of sponsoring a terrorist group out on bail ? Is it because he's a PDP member ?

Senator ndume

What was the discussion btw ndume and kotungu

Re: Senator Nduma Called Boko

Nigerians and SSS should know that calling Boko Haram 100 times even in one day is not worst that the corrupt practices of political office holders in this country. Many of Ministers and the president have stolen monies meant for the development of this country in to their pockets and SSS have not revealed this. Farouk and Otedola are still walking free in a country that claims to have a wlaking EFCC. Orubebe's case will go as others have gone.
Nduma's offence has the same gravity as that of the looters.

clear evidence

WHAT IS THE JUDGE WAITING FOR AFTER SEEING THIS WORLD CLASS EVIDENCE THAT NAILED NDUME.HE SHOULD RULE AND HANG THIS SENATOR WITHOUT DELAY AND LET HIM POINT TO ANY OTHER SENATOR SPONSORING BOKO HARAM.

FUNNY

OUR SENATORS ARE THE ONES KILLING US, THEY WILL LET HIM GO FREE. NIGERIA JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A JOKE

How on earth will a BH

How on earth will a BH spokesman be given 3 years in prison. The real BH is GEJ.

NO, IT WAS A BLACKMAIL. HE

NO, IT WAS A BLACKMAIL. HE WAS HELD AT GUN POINT FOR THAT 73 TIMES HE MADE THE PHONE CALLS.

"The SSS said Mr. Ndume was constantly in touch with an alleged spokesperson of the group, Mohammed Konduga."

THE GUN WAS ALWAYS POINTED AT HIS HEAD OR HIS WETIN CALL WHEN HE WAS MADE TO BE IN CONSTANT TOUCH.

THERE ARE A LOT OF NDUMEs OUT THERE, HIS CASE SHOULD BE AN EXAMPLE.

LEST I FORGET, WHERE IS FORMER GOV ("SIN"-ATOR) SHERIFF, IN HIDING I SUPPOSE?

Such senator?

Such a senator should be dealt with immediately. Such wickedness is great, so long as the allegation is true.
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So, the convicted boko haram

So, the convicted boko haram spokesman was 'jailed' for 3 years, after which he returns to the society as what or who after all the attrocities boko haram have committed? This is a useless country, honestly. This islamic judiciary we have in this contraption called nigeria will finally dismember it. So, senator Ndume is still free, 'making laws' for nigeria? With all the weighty evidence against him, the islamic judiciary in Abuja still doesn't know how to convict him and put him away for life? But this same judiciary would detain harmless massob agitators for months without bail?