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Sowore Is Attacking Late Ismaila Isa Funtua With Distorted Facts – FG

Omoyele SoworeThe Senior Special Assistant to the President, Malam Garba Shehu has warned the publisher of SahareReporters, Omoyele Sowore to stop attacking late Ismaila Isa Funtua over his encounters with security officials.

Garba recently revealed this while reacting to comments by Sowore on late Isa Funtua in Abuja.

According to him, the way and manner Omoyele tried to blast the deceased and twist facts on what went down between him and officials of the Department of State Services when he was in detention is shameful.

He added that he does not know what Sowore wants to achieve by distorting the facts of what transpired, but he would only advise him to stop attacking the dead.

His words, “Let’s get the facts straight on the meeting with Sowore in SSS detention.

“First, it is important to state that the meeting was not instructed by the government. Nobody sent anybody to go and “negotiate”

“The late Malam Isma’ila, on his own, called me to ask that I broker a meeting with him and two others with the SSS, which they agreed to.

“It is important that I state that it was the force of Mallam Ismaila’s argument that made the meeting possible.

“Vanguard Newspapers publisher, Sam Amuka and ThisDay Publisher and President, Nigerian Press Organisation, Nduka Obaigbena, all agreed that Sowore was a “rascal”, who had used his newspaper “to abuse all of us,” but agreed, nonetheless to go and press for his release.

“As the late Isma’ila put it, although he (Sowore) got into his problems due to politics, not journalism, the fact of him being a publisher imposed a duty on the media leaders to seek ways of making him free.’’

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“The fence mending process, apparently collapsed after the meeting of the trio with the lawyer in Lagos.

“I don’t know what Sowore wants to achieve by distorting the facts of what transpired, but my advice to him is that he should stop his attacks on a dead, well-meaning intercessor.

“Knowing the way the secret service works, it should surprise no one if they keep a recording of that meeting.

“Faced with this posturing and the unfair attacks on the dead, we certainly will be forced to ask for the release of tapes, in case they are available for the public to judge.”