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Stop acting irresponsibly, Fayose warns EFCC




Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has frowned at the persistent harassment of Nigerians by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) without due regard to the rule of law.

Fayose described as “irresponsible, barbaric and undemocratic” the continued detention without trial of Mr. 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.

He said it was the height of executive rascality for the EFCC to have held occupants of Fani-Kayode’s residence hostage for eight hours, despite that he was only invited to come to the EFCC office on Monday and no evidence that Fani-Kayode refused to honour the invitation.

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose added: “EFCC under President Muhammadu 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.”

He said the actions of EFCC have shown clearly that it was instrument of victimisation against opposition in the country, insisting, the anti-graft agency should go and study how other anti-corruption agencies in other countries behave.

“EFCC must be reminded of the judgment 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 are 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 persons at will.

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