Human Right lawyer and lead Attorney to EndSars, Abdul Mahmud has said Stephen Kefas, a Kaduna based journalist and human rights activist arrest at the instigation of Kaduna State governor, Naisr El-Rufai.
Kefas was arrested by men of the Rivers State Police Command on the 8th of May, for re-posting an article on Facebook.
Mahmud said this in a series of tweets on his official twitte, saying that he was detained at the dreaded SARS detention cells in Kaduna.
See his below below…
Stephen Kefas #KefasTravails. This is what is known: Stephen Kefas, a Southern Kaduna activist and patriot is currently being held in Kaduna Prison at the instigation of Governor El-Rufai.
#KefasTravails. This is what is known: Stephen Kefas, a Southern Kaduna activist and patriot is currently being held in Kaduna Prison at the instigation of Governor El-Rufai. 》》 Thread 《《 #FreeKefas pic.twitter.com/7ZgBRYVZAL
— Great Oracle (Not by Affidavit) (@AbdulMahmud01) October 1, 2019
Kefas was abducted by officers @policeng who were set on his trail by Governor El-Rufai in Rumuogba, Port Harcourt on 8 May 2019.
During the abduction, they took his phone from him, effectively cutting him off from the world. They subsequently detained him overnight at Miniokoro Police Station, Port Harcourt
Following morning, he was bundled, handcuffed and legchained, into a vehicle belonging to Kaduna State Transport Authority and driven by road to Kaduna.
During his ordeal, none of his relatives was aware of his whereabouts. At that time, he became a disappeared person.
On arriving Kaduna, he was detained at the Gabasawa Police Station, without a warrant save for the petition written by an aide of Governor El-Rufai. At this time, nobody knew his whereabouts
On 10 May 2019, he was taken from Gabasawa Police Station to the Police State Command and paraded before the media. That despicable act blew the lid of his abduction: he was abducted by the police at the instigation of Governor El-Rufai
Meanwhile, officers @policeng who seized his phone tortured him and extracted the password of his twitter account from him. His twitter account was deactivated by @policeng
Between 10 and 13 May 2019, Kefas was detained at the dreaded SARS detention cells in Kaduna. A patriot became an armed robber overnight. He was subsequently arraigned at a Kaduna Magistrate Court for criminal defamation of Governor El-Rufai
He was granted bail. He perfected his bail conditions and was released. He returned to join his family in Port Harcourt. Governor El-Rufai wasn’t satisfied. Another round of conspiracy began.
Officers@policeng began to harass him Port Harcourt. They demanded he returned to Kaduna to answer to@policeng’s request for further investigation of a matter that was already the subject of a criminal charge. Kaduna State Government began threatening his surety
Kefas’s surety is a civil servant. Kefas returned to Kaduna. The civil servant withdrew surety. Kefas was charged to another Magistrate Court on a holding charge- charge that gives police power to hold a citizen while claiming to investigate a matter
He was ordered detained at Kaduna Prison on 21 May 2019. Case adjourned to 6 June 2019. What Governor El-Rufai intended had been achieved: detaining Kefas in prison custody. Police continued its fake investigation
6 June 2019, he was brought before the Magistrate who refused to grant him bail or allow him to continue the bail earlier granted by a brother magistrate. He was taken back to prison. Case adjourned to 26 September 2019- 3 clear months of adjournment
On 26 September when the matter came up, Mairo Mohammed didn’t sit. Kefas was returned to Prison. Matter further adjourned to 9 October 2019. She’ll not likely sit, considering that Governor El-Rufai teleguides the court. How else can one explain the refusal of the court to grant
Bail on a bailable offence. Or explain how two courts of coordinate jurisdiction can be arranged to try a citizen on same spurious charges. How
One thing explains it: power. Abuse of power and the constitution. To contrive charges and begin to shop for favourable courts to do the bidding of power is bad; but to detain a citizen, threaten his surety, is evil. Pure evil
Kefas is seriously ill in prison. Attempts to allows doctors to see him have been rebuffed by the prison authorities. If Kefas dies in prison, Nigerians know who hold responsible.
The Great Oracle’s aware that Governor El-Rufai and his minions will come for him. This is a notice: the Great Oracle fears no one and is ever ready to meet them in the court of law.
Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai is a Muslim and the Great Oracle is the voice of the gods. If he says he has no hand in the travails of Kefas, I challenge him to place his hand on the Quran and swear. The Great Oracle has his hand on an iron, affirming the facts above!