The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has again attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of executive rascality over the invasion of the Abuja home of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and the continued detention of a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Warimopei Dudafa.
It would be recalled that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had stormed Fani-Kayode’s Abuja residence on Friday and held him hostage inside the building for about eight hours.
Fayose, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant of Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Saturday, said EFCC operatives must understand that the nation is currently running a democratic system in which rule of law is sacrosanct.
Fayose said it was wrong for the EFCC to have invaded Fani-Kayode’s home despite an invitation by the anti-graft agency for him to appear on Monday at its headquarters for questioning.
“The EFCC under President Muhammadu 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,” Mr. Fayose said.
The governor also said the EFCC should have learnt from a judge that recently scolded it for the uncivilised manner the agency treats suspects.
“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 officeon 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?” the governor questioned.
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