Former Senate leader, Ali Ndume, has said that former president Goodluck Jonathan, subjected him to “emotional torture” for six years, over links to terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Ndume was recently acquitted by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
While speaking with newsmen on Monday in Maiduguri, Ndume said his family was badly affected. He also claimed that one of his daughters had a four-month miscarriage, when she heard the news of his arrest and arraignment in court.
“For six years, the Federal Government put me on trial without any evidence to prove their false allegations against me. After six years, the court said they had no case against me so they had to acquit me.
“The media wasn’t fair; the spirit with which they reported my arraignment has not been matched with the reports published on my acquittal.
“For six years I was restricted, I could not travel, I could not move an inch; I was subjected to emotional torture when all the while the government knew that there was nothing against me and they know who the sponsors of Boko Haram are.
“And the saddest aspect of it all was that up till when the case was dismissed finally, nobody, including those in the media who had subjected me to their trial, could query the lame facts brought to the court.
“But I will still ensure that my voice is heard and my side of the story is told as well; because there are so many things that the world needs to know,” Ndume said.