Rep. Satomi distance self from viral video attack
Member Representing Jere Federal Constituency of Borno, Rep. Ahmed Satomi has distanced himself from the attack on one Ms Fadila Abdulrahman by some thugs that went viral on social media.
The thugs were heard on the video while attacking the lady warning her against postings against the lawmaker.
“l, Hon Ahmed Satomi, Member House of Representative (Jere Federal Constituency of Borno State) regret that my attention has been drawn to an incidence that happened with Ms. Fadila Abdulrahman on Monday, January 23, 2022, at Shehu Sanda Kyarimi park in Maiduguri.
“I am deeply saddened by the occurrence of such incidence and especially to a woman, but more worrisome that this was perpetrated under my name. I want to make it very clear that I am not a supporter of violence on any individual and I have zero tolerance to Gender Based Violence in whatever form.
“I am categorically exonerating my humble self from this act and any of such that may occur in the future, it is on records that I am a staunch lover and supporter of economic self reliance and development, and that has a history even before I became a lawmaker representing the good people of Jere Federal Constituency, this fact has not changed and I am still on a drive to supporting the vulnerable and motivating many young people looking up to me as a role model.
“I want to use this medium to assure the general public that since I received this news, I have alerted the relevant security agencies to carry out full investigation and bring the perpetrators of this to book and justice for Fadila will be served as appropriate.
“I would want to reiterate the fact that I am and would never be a harbour to criminals and their acts, I do not support ECOMOGS as widely stipulated and I am in support of Governor Babagana Umara Zulums policy on banning of all thuggery activitiesacross Borno state and will ensure that together we achieve zero tolerance to any form of violence across our dear state,” Satomi said.
Satomi while sympathizing with Fadila on the incidence, urged the public to be calm as authorities take steps to ensure justice for Fadila.
“Be rest assured of my commitment to justice and betterment of the lives of the good people of Jere, Borno and by extension Nigerians as a whole”, Satomi stressed.
In another development, the Concern Jere Progressives Group (COJEPG) has condemned what it described as attempt tanish the image of the lawmakers.
“We want to categorically exonerate our own Federal lawmaker, Hon Satomi from such act, giving the fact that the lawmaker who has been doing all he could to better the lives of the people of the state before, during when he was the Chairman of Borno State Emergency Agency (SEMA)..,” the group said.
Meanwhile, The Borno Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four suspects involved in the incident.
Parading the suspects at the police headquarters on Monday, the Commissioner, Mr Abdu Umar said three others suspects were still at large including the principal suspect, one Sa’adu Suleiman alias Manu Nakande who hired the suspects.
“A gang of hoodlums who are loyalists to a politician, supposedly named Honourable Satomi Ahmed, a member of House of Representatives representing Jere Constituency, alleged that they were engaged by one Sa’adu Suleiman alias Manu Nakande.
“They invaded Zahura Restaurant in Maiduguri amusement park where Fadila Abdulrahman 29 year old was attacked, beaten and her restaurant destroyed,” Umar said.