…urges EFCC to follow due process

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been urged to maintain its integrity and act within the laws of the land, instead of persecuting those who served in  President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

Speaking against the backdrop of the arrest of major players in the last administration, a non-governmental organisation, the Integrity Forum, accused the EFCC of singling out opposition members for arrest, adding that the action was unacceptable.

Citing the arrest of former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Steve Oronsaye, the Director of Media of the Goodluck Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode and the arrest of Senator Ayo Adeseun, who represented Oyo Central Senatorial district and Chairman of Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance & other financial institutions, the group described the agency’s tactics as a grand plot to cow the opposition.

On Fani-Kayode, Alo said: “Even before his visit to the EFCC, the agency had already got an order to detain him for two weeks, does this not look premeditated?

The group noted that Senator Adeseun was arrested last Tuesday over involvement in campaign funds disbursement and had not been released since. neither had he been charged to any court. “Has there been any probe conducted on the funding of the APC presidential campaign? Why is EFCC being selective?”According to James Alo, the National Coordinator of Integrity Forum,

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