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Ekiti govt to EFCC: Release arrested officials unconditionally

By otimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti State Executive Council has described the arrest and continued detention of two of its members by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  as a classic abuse of power and a witch-hunt by pseudo-democrats in Abuja to diabolically incapacitate the state government.

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu during an interactive session with staff of the Commission to mark its 14th year anniversary.

The Council called on the commission to release them unconditionally or charge them to court.

The council told newsmen in Ado Ekiti Monday, that the continued detention of Chief Toyin Ojo, the Commissioner for Finance and Mrs Yemisi Owolabi, the Accountant-General was unacceptable.

The state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, who addressed newsmen, said the executive council after its fifth emergency meeting described the arrest as an aberration that once again portrays the Federal Government as incapable of understanding the best democratic ethos.

Ogunsuyi claimed that the arrest of the two members of the executive was in violation of a subsisting ruling of a court of competent jurisdiction restraining the supposed anti-graft body from inviting or arresting officials of the state.

It called on the EFCC to respect the rule of law by abiding by the subsisting court ruling, saying; “The options available to EFCC was to either grant the arrested state officials administrative bail or charge them to court if they had breached the law.”


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