Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has asked the Federal Government to arrest and prosecute suspected financiers of terrorism in the country.
Ndume recalled during an interview with Channels Television’s Political Paradigm, that he was once tried by the Federal Government for sponsoring Boko Haram.
His offence, according to him, was that the Department of State Services (DSS) tracked a phone and uncovered a call made by a spokesman of the insurgents.
The lawmaker accused security agencies of not doing proper investigation before subjecting him to public ridicule.
He said: “If there is evidence that somebody is funding Boko Haram and there is clear evidence after doing your investigation, why don’t you tell Nigerians? Why don’t you prosecute them?
“Just because they were tracking my phone and they said a spokesman of Boko Haram called me, they arrested me. They didn’t even ask me and they didn’t do any intelligence work. The then Senate President (David Mark) called me and said the DSS wants you to report that they have some questions.”
According to him, he reported at the DSS office, thinking he would be afforded the opportunity of availing them useful information that will help in the terrorism war.
He recalled that the then DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, told journalists that he was sponsoring terrorism.
The senator also called on the government to rebuild the Northeast that has been ravaged by the insurgency for over a decade.
He also reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
He said Buhari’s decision came as a shock to the National Assembly, despite the efforts put in by its members in drafting the bill.