The embattled self -confessed spokesman of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (a.ka Al-Zawahiri) who was sentenced to three years imprisonment without option of fine and released last week, was rearrested at the Maiduguri residence of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume by some good Samaritans and Policemen attached to Government Reservation Area (GRA) Police Station.
Sources said, Konduga was identified, beaten and rearrested on Wednesday after he sneaked into the Senator’s house the third times beginning from Sunday 11th September 2016.
Konduga according to family source, “kept on coming to the Senator’s house purposely to apologize to the immediate family for indicting Ndume, who was charged for providing Konduga with politicians’ phone numbers and not disclosing information to authorities under Nigeria’s Terrorism Prevention Act”.
Konduga was arraigned before Abuja High Court along with Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South), whom he (Konduga) said was sponsoring him to undertake Boko Haram activities. Ndume had pleaded not guilty to charges of passing classified information to an unauthorised person and of criminal intimidation. Investigation by our Correspondent revealed that, the said Konduga, whose Father and family had earlier claimed is mentally unstable, sneaked into Ndume’s house a day to Sallah at about 8pm last Sunday.
Konduga insisted that he wanted to see and apologize to the Senator who was out of the country and still in Saudi Arabia for the 2016 Hajj exercise. Sources said, “When the Maigadi (Gate man) accosted Konduga that the senator was not in the house, requested to see Justice Aisha Ndume, one of the senator’s wife, but was asked to come back the following day.
“As luck will have it, Konduga revisited the house on Wednesday at exactly 4pm, where he was identified by some Ndume’s close associates, who accompanied the senator to the Federal High Court, Abuja then. “Policemen in charge of G.R.A police station were alerted and swooped into action leading to the rearrest of Konduga.
He is now in police custody, while Senator Ndume have been informed” the sources said. Already investigation further revealed that Konduga has been taken to Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Maiduguri at about 10am on Friday (Today), to ascertain his mental health, after which, if prove mentally okay, he will be handed over to appropriate authorities by the police. When our Correspondent visited the said Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, the Prosecutor who accompanied Konduga (Names Withheld) declined comments, even as he referred our reporter to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO).
However, Senator Ndume in a telephone interview with our Correspondent confirmed the rearrest of Konduga in his residence in Maiduguri by the Police, insisting that he did not have further details, as he is presently out of the country for 2016 Hajj.