Monday, August 15, 2016

Aisha Wakil Submits Herself To Military For Interrogation

Aisha Wakil, a Nigerian lawyer declared wanted by the military on Sunday, is currently at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja. Ms. Wakil is amongst three persons declared wanted by the Nigerian Army on Sunday for alleged ties to Boko Haram.

The three have maintained that they were not on the run and faulted the decision of the Army to declare them wanted.

Ms. Wakil told Premium Times she arrived at the Defence Headquarters moments ago, but was not immediately taken in for interrogations.

Ms. Wakil said front desk officers asked her what she wanted and she told them she was declared wanted yesterday. But the officers said they were not aware of such and she asked them to read the newspapers online.

“They told me they will go and read and get back to me,” Ms. Wakil said.

A few minutes later, a supervisor entered the reception to collect Ms. Wakil’s passport and told her he’ll return 10 minutes later.

The spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, confirmed to Premium Times that Mrs. Wakil had submitted herself.

“I have been reliably informed that she has reported at the Defence Headquarters and she has been directed to the Directorate of Military Intelligence,” Mr. Usman said.

The two other people declared wanted also say they were contacted earlier. They have also offered to make themselves available for questioning.