Suspected militant reaches out to his lawyer after months of being kept in a military cell and assumed dead.
A suspected militant, General Aboy Francis Muturu, alleged to be in the custody of the Nigerian Army Defence Agency, has smuggled his torn underwear to his lawyer as proof that he is alive.
Muturu’s lawyer, Mr. Omemiroro Maxwell Ogedegbe, received the evidence through a released suspect identified simply as Musa, Daily Post reports.
Mr Ogedengbe shared the information via his Facebook page a day after Musa was released by the Nigerian Army and was compensated with N100,000.
The lawyer claimed that Musa came to his office at Okoribi, in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State with the torn boxer the previous day.
“Aboy Francis gave the said Musa his torn underwear (boxer) to give to his lawyer as a proof of the fact he is alive and in the DIA cell”, he said.
Mr Ogedegbe stated that he invited Muturu’s wife to confirm that the boxer was for her husband, noting that, “Musa is willing and ready to act as a witness for Aboy Muturu.”
According to the reports, Muturu and others are reportedly being held in an underground cell of the Army over allegations that he is one of the members of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA.
Muturu has been unable to reach his family members and his layer for months, giving the impression that the victim is dead.