Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the arrest of Raymond Dokpesi and other PDP members by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led- federal government, reports Premium Times.
The party in a statement on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the military style of pronouncement of guilt on Dokpesi before any fair hearing, betrays the fact that he is a victim of political persecution and mob trial by the APC government because of his association with the PDP.
Dokpesi was arrested on Tuesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the arms purchase scandal involving the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and theft of N2.1billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
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The party said while it is not against the war against corruption, it insists that the crusade must be carried out within the limits of the law and not as guise to persecute and torture opposition elements.
The party is demanding an open and public trial of all those arrested so that all issues and charges against them as well as their defence therein would also be in the public domain.
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