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Gov. Fayose Fires Missiles at EFCC for Surrounding Femi Fani-Kayode's House

Gov. Fayose Fires Missiles at EFCC for Surrounding Femi Fani-Kayode's House

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State

The fearless governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has released another set of missiles at the EFCC and President Muhammadu Buhari for using the agency to victimise political opponents.

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has lambasted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for persistently harassing Nigerians as he described the continued detention without trial of 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 as irresponsible, barbaric and undemocratic.

Fayose blasted the EFCC under Buhari as a thug agency used to threaten and harass innocent citizens. He frowned at the way the agency conducts its activities as if it is above the law.

He described the recent invasion of Fani-Kayode's house the EFCC as executive rascality reminding them that soon the Buhari administration will come to pass and they will have to answer for their deeds.

He made the observation through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.

“EFCC under President Mohammadu 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.

Fayose accused the agency of being the government's instrument of victimisation against the opposition party in Nigeria.

“The EFCC must be reminded of the judgement 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 were 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 person at will.

“In the case of the former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Jonathan, no one is saying those suspected of corrupt practices should not be investigated and tried, but it is wrong for Warimopei Dudafa to have been kept in EFCC custody for over two weeks without trial.

“Also, it is a demonstration of barbarism for the same EFCC that invited Fani-Kayode to its office on Monday to have invaded his house yesterday, holding the occupants hostage for eight hours when there is no evidence that Fani-Kayode refused to honour EFCC invitation.

“Why the show of barbarism by the EFCC as if Nigeria is now back to 1984 when Buhari was a military dictator?”

He further revealed that democracy in Nigeria is becoming unsafe in the hands of Buhari’s government. He accused the EFCC of being bais and supportive of the APC-led government.

Fayose asked why several petitions written against APC leaders and financiers of President Buhari’s election, including former governors have been left untreated. He lambasted the EFCC and the Department of State Services (DSS) for becoming President Buhari’s instrument of political victimisation.

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