Man Arrested, Tortured by Police over Facebook Post Criticising a Senator

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Husaini Galadima

On May 8, 2022  armed operatives from the Kaduna State Police Command arrested a young man, Mr. Husaini Galadima, over a post on his Facebook page in which he accused Senator Uba Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, of reneging on his promise to give him a permanent job after working for him for about five years.

Husaini was taken to Metro Police Station at Tundu Wada where he was allegedly tortured.

He stated in Hausa language on his Facebook page that he had been abandoned and that Sani had refused to fulfil his promise since he was elected as senator in 2019. He alleged that they were five in number who worked with the senator and signed the agreement but that the lawmaker had since given the other four people something, leaving only him.

According to a news report he has been working for the senator since 2017 when he declared to contest for the senatorial seat with an agreement that he would be given a permanent appointment as an aide once the senator won his election.

He also alleged in the post that his life had been under threat as a result of his social media posts on the matter. He therefore, urged Nigerians to hold the senator responsible should anything untoward happen to him.