Sahara Reporters Founder, Omoyele Sowore has replied the Nigerian presidency over a meeting he had with Late businessman, Isa Funtua, while he was in DSS detention.
Sowore on Tuesday disclosed that Funtua alongside Thisday publisher, Nduka Obaigbena, Vanguard publisher, Sam Amuka and Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu met with him while he was in detention to ‘negotiate’ his release. The fiery ex-presidential candidate revealed that he ‘clashed’ with Funtua who told him that he can’t ‘defeat the government’.
Reacting to the Presidency’s statement issued by Shehu via Twitter, Sowore replied him stating;
“Glad you admitted you led a delegation to meet me in It is very true that I was nice to your team because you weren’t my problem, you were just an errand boy. In fact, I patted you on the back saying I had never met you before you were respectful but I knew you were there on a hatchet job. DSS detention because the delegates said you arranged it.”
“You mentioned that the DSS may have a tape, in fact, I was told that was the plan before you even arrived. Contrary to your lie, I refused to enter into any agreement with you because I insisted only the presence on my lawyer could make that possible. My insistence then got Isa Funtua riled and he said that my lawyer was only grandstanding and that he too had been imprisoned by Buhari in 1983 and that no one can defeat the government. Your wicked self kept quiet but Nduka noticing I was upset took me to the DO’s anteroom.”
“When I arrived downstairs I made a telephone call to my lawyer, Femi Falana in the presence of the DSS officials telling him that I do not want to negotiate my freedom and that when he meets your team he should restate my position, he did exactly that, your team got upset again.”
“Soon as I made that call to Falana I was stopped from ever making any further calls until my continued detention became an INT’L issue, I was then offered a bugged cell phone with which I granted an interview to @, while I was calling my family the phone was seized. I urge you to release the tape but don’t forget to release tapes of convos between COS Abba Kyari and DSS DG asking that my detention should last for the duration of the @ regime in 2023 because @ did a report that revealed that he collected N500m from MTN.”