Why We Have Been Unable To Investigate Ekiti Rigging Tape- President

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
has told Thisday Newspaper, that he has been told by the head of the
Department of State Security, DSS when he inquired if an investigation
about the leaked Ekiti rigging audiotape was ongoing, but he was told
that it was stalled since the army captain, Sagir Koli who leaked it has
gone into hiding and cannot authenticate the tape.
Premium Times reports that Mr Koli was looked
for to be arrested but when he got a tip off he escaped before they
could get him, sadly and very sadly, his 15-year-old brother, Ahmadu
Koli, a pupil of Army Children School, who was staying with him, was
arrested, tortured at a military facility in Ibadan Oyo State and
detained for about five months.
Below is what President Jonathan said about the rigging audiotape;

“In fact, when this story came up, I asked the
DG Department of State Security Service if they had investigated the
matter, and he told me that they had some investigations, and then
called for the person who claimed he recorded it and that he disappeared
and nobody can reach him.”
“There was no formal petition before them, but
because of the general interest, they wanted to have him interviewed to
know where this was coming from. If someone comes up with a spurious
allegation that has no substance and the person disappears, of course,
what do you want me to do? Definitely, anytime we get him, he’ll have to
substantiate his allegations. There are a lot of false stories being
circulated and it is very sad,” he added.
On why he said the story could be fabricated, the president said;
“I have not watched the video. I said that it
was a fabrication because, you see, people now, especially with the
social media; we could be here and discuss issues and somebody will hack
some of our voices and create a story that never happened.

“Therefore I am not saying that a meeting in
question was held or not held, but the issue of conspiring to rig, I
said it was a fabrication,” he said.

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