Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Boko-Harram! Twist as Ali Sanda Umar Konduga Boko-Harram/SSS “double agent” pleads guilty!
Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (A.K.A) Usman Al-Zawahiri, the man paraded by Nigeria’s secret police as a Boko-Harram spokesperson, was expelled by the Islamic Sect in February of 2011 for allegedly being a spy for the Nigerian State Security Service.
Konduga is not known to be an operational member of the sect and had been under ‘protective watch’ of the Nigerian Secret Police since February of 2011. Konduga is known to have unrestricted access to high ranking officials of Nigerian Secret Police (SSS) and top officials of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party
Security sources claim the name ‘Usman Al-Zawahiri’ is a ‘franchise pseudo name’ used by the Boko-Harram sect, the same way ‘Jomo-Gbomo’ is used by the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta.
Disgruntled operatives in the State Security Service are said to be unhappy with Marlyn Ogah a source claim the SSS spokesperson is “putting field operatives at risk with politicization of investigations”.
Ms Ogah is said to receive directives from the Presidency, rather than follow the ‘operational standards’ of the Directorate of State Security Service. Director General of the State Security Service Ita Ekpeyong is facing a huge challenge as moral in the service is at its lowest.
Ms Ogah is reported to take directive from the presidency, she was recently promoted on the orders of President Jonathans National Security Adviser retired General Owoye Azazi, a source within the State Security Service made pointers to the trial of the October 1st bombing suspects and how some of the statements made by Ms Ogah appears to be jeopardizing the case.
In a bizarre twist to the ‘breakthrough’ announced by Marln Ogah of the SSS so called Boko-Harram spokesperson Sanda Umar Konduga and alleged backer Senator Mohammed Aliyu Ndume, representing Borno South senatorial District at the National Assembly.
The pair where only charged with conspiring to commit a felony, breach of official trust by disclosing official information to persons not authorized to have such information.
The offense was said to be contrary to sections 79,98 and 398 of the Criminal Procedure Code and not with Terrorism as publicised by Marlin Ogah.
Ali Sanda Umar Konduga described as a “double agent” by security sources immediately pleaded guilty to the charges.
He can only be sentenced on the strength of section 398 of the CPC which deals with criminal intimidation by anonymous communication which prescribes a term of 2 years imprisonment to an offender.
Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped-up charge of treasonable offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a military tribunal. Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua People’s Congress.
Ogundamisi currently shuttles between his base in The United Kingdom and his Country of Birth Nigeria where he runs a programme on self-empowerment. He is the convener of the Liberty Forum UK and his involved in engaging local communities and community and social empowerment.
He graduated with a B.SC in Political Science from University of Jos. The Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Ogun State University and Masters in International Relations from the London Metropolitan University. He is a volunteer campaigns fellow for the German human rights group IMRV Bremen.
Ogundamisi was appointed by the UK government as a board member of the United Kingdom Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) a position he held for 3 years. Ogundamisi is very active on the social media, with his commentary blog "The Canary" under the twitter handle @ogundamisi and he writes sporadic independent op-ed articles for major Nigerian media outlets.
Ogundamisi is the host of the diaspora community socio political programme “PolitricsWithKO” on Europe’s first ethnic oriented television Channel BEN-TV broadcasting on BSKYB 238 and Startime Africa/Freeview Channel 244.