By Ben Agande
Abuja – The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that the arrest and continued detention of the former spokesman of President Goodluck Campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was because the agency wants him to die in detention.
A statement issued by the Spokesman of the Party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye Tuesday said re-arrest is the latest in a series of plans designed to further harass and intimidate our members and supporters using the security and intelligence apparatus of the Nigerian State.
Femi Fani Kayode was arrested in the premises of the Federal High Court, Lagos last week.
Prince Adeyeye alleged that at the time of his arrest, Chief Fani-Kayode was ill and taking medication.
“Since his arrest, he has been denied access to his medication and medical doctors who are
conversant with his medical history.
“As at the time of writing this statement, officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have continued to deny Chief Fani-Kayode access to his medication.
“The only conclusion that can be reached is that the APC led Federal Government and EFCC want Chief Fani-Kayode to die in detention.
“In the light of the prevailing circumstances where EFCC are detaining an obviously weak and ill man, this is an inescapable conclusion.
“These continuous violations of the constitutional rights and freedoms of the Nigerian people by the Buhari Administration must stop.
“The Federal Government cannot, and must not, be allowed to continually infringe on the rights of the very people it swore to uphold.
“We call on all well meaning Nigerians to urge the Federal Government to desist from its path of human rights abuses” he said.