Fani Kayode: EFCC acting irresponsibly under Buhari, says Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

The governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has criticized the persistent harassment of Nigerians by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that, the continued detention without trial of Warimopei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and invasion of the Abuja residence of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode were irresponsible, barbaric and undemocratic.

Fayose said it was the height of executive rascality for the EFCC to have held occupants of Fani-Kayode’s residence hostage for eight hours having only invited him to the EFCC office on Monday (2 May), adding that, there was no evidence that Fani-Kayode refused to honour the invitation.

In a statement issued by Fayose’s Special Assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, “EFCC under President Mohammadu Buhari is acting as if it is above the law and Nigerians and the international community must remind the commission that we are in a democracy where rule of law is sacrosanct.”

The governor said actions of the EFCC has shown clearly that it is an instrument of victimisation against the opposition, adding that, the anti-graft agency should go and study how other anti-corruption agencies in other countries behave.

Femi Fani-Kayode home was ransacked by EFCC

Femi Fani-Kayode home was ransacked by EFCC

“The EFCC must be reminded of the judgement delivered in March, this year by Justice Yusuf Haliru of the Federal High Court in Nicholas Arinse Vs EFCC & Nigerian Army where the judge held that the EFCC did not behave as if we were in a civilised society and that the anti-graft commission was behaving as if we were in a military dictatorship, where they arrest and release person at will.

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Source:: PM Newspaper