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Fani-Kayode’s aid labels EFCC ‘Enemy Fighting Citizens Commission’

04 November 2016, 12:31

Abuja - The government’s war against corruption is a ploy to silence former minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and other critics of the administration, his spokesperson said.

Jude Ndukwe, Fani-Kayode’s publicist, said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is at the forefront of the crusade, has turned itself into a willing tool used by powerful government officials who do not want to be opposed.

“This is where the fight against corruption has regressed into a personal fight,” Ndukwe said.

“The mantra of it being about Nigeria is just a smokescreen. If it was about Nigeria, the most basic requirement of Nigeria’s laws on matters like this would not have been circumvented.”

He mocked the EFCC had progressed from being an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to an Enemy Fighting Citizens Commission (EFCC).

“Or else, how could one explain the fact that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was re-arrested on October 21, 2016, at the premises of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, without a warrant of arrest as required by law?”

Also read: Fani-Kayode allegedly slumps in EFCC custody

He is still in custody contrary to the law.

“There is a general consensus that this fight is a disguise in the clampdown on the country’s foremost opposition party and its members, it is a tool for silencing vociferous opposition forces and voices like that of Fani-Kayode.”

Ndukwe said a majority of Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic background, political affiliation and religious affinity, had found a defender in Fani-Kayode.

“He gives Aso Rock sleepless nights with his writings that reverberate and pierces the soul of the oppressor while soothing the soul of the victims,” said Ndukwe.

Hence, he said, EFCC decided to detain him.

“In order for them to find peace and sleep even if only for a short while, they came up with the grand design to do away with our constitution in order to deal with just one man.”

– CAJ News

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