By Ogar Monday
A Cross Riverian, Mr. Ernest Ebina who was thrown down from a three storey building and tortured on the orders of one Commodore Yusuf Jogas Hina (RTD) has written a petition to foremost Human Rights Radio and TV show Brekete Family to make his “petition a subject of public glare.”
In the petition which was addressed to the station in Abuja and made available to our newsroom, the complainant, Mr. Ebina who hails from Abi local government of Cross River State stated that he was living with the Commodore in Port Harcourt where he worked as an electrician.
Mr. Ebina stated that the Commodore complained of missing the sum of six million eight hundred thousand and the wife of the Commodore accused him of taking it.
According to the petition Ebina said, “From then on I was left to the mercies of my tormentors; Men and officers of the Nigerian Navy directly under the said Commodore Yusuf Jogas Hina.
“I was chained and tied like a goat into a sack and mercilessly beaten with all kinds of cudgels, weapons, wires and suspended in the air for upward of a week I was manhandled and given degrading treatment before made to face the fire of the men and officers of the Nigerian navy.”
Ebina further stated that “This horrendous and painful process of torture was initiated by Commodore Yusuf Jonas Hina RTD. Who used his official boots to trample upon me, while his orderly used his rifle to panel beat me and the Commodore further ordered that razor blade be used to slice the skin of my thigh and salt and pepper added before lighting a candle to roast my thigh, the marks are still visible. I was thrown down from a three (3) storey building and left for death by the Commodore and his lackeys. Today I pass urine through tubes due to the mercies of God.”
The complainant added that he was tied to a bag and soaked in a pool for hours “to make sure that when I will be shot no blood will spill” but that the officer commanded to kill him abandoned him in the forest where a good Samaritan saw him and took him to the hospital.
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