SURE-P FRAUD: Shema remainded in EFCC’s Custody, as Gov Fayose described the detention illegal
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described the continuous detention of the immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as further demonstration of the anti-graft agency’s lack of respect for the fundamental rights of Nigerians as provided in the 1999 constitution.
Fayose advised the anti graft agency to either release him immediately or charge him to court if there is any evidence of corruption against him rather than continued detention of the former governor.
In a statement issued on behalf of the governor on Thursday by Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Fayose decried what he termed the continuous reign of impunity by the EFCC saying it was anti democratic tenets.
Fayose said, “In saner climes, anti-corruption agencies will only arrest suspects after prima facie case had been established against them and they are charged to court almost immediately, unlike the Nigeria’s EFCC that will arrest suspects and detain them indefinitely while looking for evidences to prosecute them. Funny enough, the EFCC will even expect the suspects to supply evidences with which they will be prosecuted.”
He said if Shema was being held on the strength of the petition written by the APC government of Katsina State, the anti-corruption agency must also tell Nigerians what happened to the several petitions written against APC leaders, especially former governors, who left office in 2015 like Shema.
Culled from (Daily trust)