A businessman, Jyde Adelakun, has accused the EFCC of forging a Department of Homeland Security, United States’ documents to incriminate him, for refusing to part with bribe.
Adelakun in a petition to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, said some officials of the commission had conspired to extort a N2 million bribe from him, but on their failure tried to frame him.
He alleged that this led to the freezing of his Skye Bank account by the anti-graft agency and threats by them to kill him.
The petitioner, who reeled out the names of about nine of the agency’s officials, also attached the documents said to have been forged by them in his petition, which he alleged they said originated from the office of the Department of HSI Attaché in Dakar, Senegal.
“The two exhibits had already been forwarded to the HSI, USA, for verification; and the verdict returned was that the documents were forged. Indeed, the HSI, USA, described the documents as false; and that they never emanated from the HSI Attaché’s office in Dakar, Senegal. Worse still, no HSI Attaché office is located in Dakar, Senegal,” he wrote.
He also lamented, that he had written two petitions on this matter to the Director, Internal Affairs, EFCC, Abuja, dated 30th July 2015 and 14th August 2015, without any response yet, as well as to other relevant agencies of government.
According to him, “Such law enforcement agents constitute a serious threat to the security of lives and the safety of Nigerians when they and a few of their corrupt bosses shamelessly solicit for bribes and frame charges against innocent people who refused to do their biddings. I am a very good example sir.”
“No Nigerian law supports the abuse of office of that magnitude, especially by security agents statutorily charged with securing lives and property. There are three subsisting orders from the Federal High Court, Lagos; and the High Court of Lagos State that all my properties should be released to me; and that my accounts be unfrozen and unblocked, with unrestricted access to my funds.
“But instead of obeying the court order, the EFCC leadership in Lagos disregarded the court order. The Federal High Court bailiff that went to the EFCC Lagos office to serve the court judgement on the Commission was unlawfully detained.”
He further pleaded that “No individual or organisation, including the EFCC, should be permitted to act as if they are above the law.”
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