Senate deputy president in the aborted third republic, Senator Albert Legogie, has advised former Delta State governor, Chief James Ibori, to surrender himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to avert being treated as a common criminal.
Â Legogie spoke with Sunday Vanguard yesterday in an interview in Benin against the backdrop of the manhunt for the former governor by security agents since he was declared wanted by the anti-grant body.
Â According to him, â€œMy advice to Ibori is that he should surrender to the EFCC and use all legal means to vindicate himself. He should avoid the situation where he would be treated as a common criminalâ€
Â â€œRespect for the law and constituted authorities are not a sign of weakness or cowdice; it is a sign of courage. Ibori should be courageous at this time. The circumstances are challenging, no doubt about that, but he should come out as a man and face these challenges and use every legal means available to him to vindicate himself.