Authorities of the Joint Military Task Force code named Operation Delta Safe (ODS) yesterday triggered controversy over the arrest and detain a surveillance contractor ,Clinton Leadus over alleged suspicion of complicity in the canalisation of a 14 inches oik pipeline belonging to the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Ekerama community of Okordia clan in Yenagoa Local Government area of the State.
While the Family of the detained surveillance contractor and some Civil Rights Organisation led by the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) area alleging that the claim of alleged complicity and arrest of Clinton Claudia was an orchestrated by some persons interested in taking over the oil pipeline surveillance job and use military for intimidation and frame up.
Others questioned why the authorities of the Joint Task Force code named Operation Delta Safe decided to release other suspects arrested and hold unto Clinton Leadus without access to his wife, Mrs. Oby leadus and his lawyers in the last 12 days.
The family, said his arrest by the Military Task force after indiscrimately releasing other suspects within 48 hours is suspicious, “they should give us proof of life and allow an innocent man access to his family and lawyers. Except they are involved in the cover up. We are afraid that the military may kill him. ”
LEADERSHIP gathered that though the Military Task Force have refused to comment on the development, the arrest of Clinton Leadus was ordered by the Commander, Rear Admiral A.O. Suleiman, on alleged mere allegations.
It was gathered that the detained Leadus Clinton had few weeks ago, reported to the Monitoring unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the State Police Command over the vandalised oil pipeline under his watch and some suspects were arrested. He also notified the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps and was cleared.
Confirming the arrest, Mr. Rex Bribena Ekpi, a legal practitioner from the Magna-Pax Law partners, in a petition filed before the Operation Delta Safe, said the detained Leadus Clinton, was arrested and have not be allowed access to his family.
According to him, “my petition dated 23rd of August, 2018,notified the Joint Military Task force that the arrest and detention of my Clint is a violation of his fundamental Human Rights.And we demanded his release within 24hours.
The concerned wife, Mrs. Oby Leadus, who also confirmed the development said though she had visited the Igbogene Headquaters of the Operation Delta Safe severally, ” their silence and refusal to allow access to my husband makes it worse and afraid of his safety. This is a case of conspiracy to take over his job as surveillance contractor. They should release my husband or let me see him alive. ”
When contacted on the development, the spokesperson of the ODS, Major Abdulahi said though he will confirm if the detained surveillance contractor is in their custody and get back.
However, at the time of this report, he was yet to revert.
Zamfara Pilgrims Get Another 200 Riyals Discount On Hajj Fare
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON has announced a further reduction of 200 Riyals from 2019 Hajj fare for...
Gov Bello Is The Real Progenitor Of Rescue Mission In Kogi – Fanwo
Director General of Media and Publicity to Kogi State governor, Kingsley Fanwo, is always waiting in the wings for the...
Tribunal: Obi Urges Nigerians To Remain Hopeful
Mr Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential Candidate in the last general elections, has urged Nigerians to...
Police Arrest Woman For Allegedly Causing Harm On Maid
The Police Command in Ebonyi has arrested one Mrs Nkechinyere Aja for alleged abuse and harm occasioned on the right...
Polio: 50,000 N/East Children Yet To Benefit From Polio Vaccine – NPHCDA
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says no fewer than 50,000 children are yet to be reached with...
Police Identify Lagos Airport Intruder As Nigerien
The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos Police Command, has identified the man who climbed an Azman Air aircraft at...
NAFDAC Shuts Bauchi Package Water Factory
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut a package water factory in Azare, Katagum...
COLUMNS17 hours ago
Who Is After Pastor Fatoyinbo?
SPORTS18 hours ago
I Never Wanted To Fight Ruiz — Joshua
OPINION18 hours ago
What Are Obaseki’s Sins?
INTERVIEWS17 hours ago
Customers Are Everything – Yahanasu
POLITICS18 hours ago
Edo: APC Shouldn’t Push Obaseki Out – Idahosa
NEWS9 hours ago
el-Rufai Swears-In Head Of Service, Chief Of Staff, Others
HEALTH19 hours ago
Natural Treatment For Fibroids
SPORTS18 hours ago
FIFA Tips Nigeria To Host 2020 U-20 World Cup