The Arrest Of FFK’s Son And Wife; Tyranny Taken Too Far By The Buhari Government— PDP

By Ikenga Chronicles October 18, 2016

Nigeria’s major opposition party– Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)– has spoken out against the new arrest and detention of the wife and son of one of its members, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).

Femi Fani-Kayode’s wife Precious Chikwendu and 8-month old son Aragorn were on Monday stopped from leaving the premises of Access Bank Ado Ekiti by operatives of the EFCC aided by some members of the Nigeria Police.

It took the intervention of the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose to ensure that mother and son were not whisked off to Abuja by the EFCC.

Below is a draft of the press statement released by the PDP on the issue:

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Press Statement:

We condemn in its entirety, the arrest and detention of Precious Chikwendu, Wife of Chief Femi Fani- Kayode, former Spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PDP-PCO) on October 17, 2016 by officials of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. She was arrested along with her 8-month old son, Aragorn, and would have been detained but for the timely intervention of Governor Ayo Fayose.

This action represents a new low in the Federal Government’s resolve to harass and persecute real and perceived enemies of the Buhari administration under the guise of an anti-corruption crusade.

It is reprehensible for the Government to attack members of the families of its perceived enemies, especially wives and children, for any reason whatsoever.

In addition to freezing Chief Fani- Kayode’s accounts, the Federal Government has ordered the freezing of accounts of his wife, Precious Chikwendu, several of which were opened and operated long before their marriage. These accounts have been frozen for no reason other than her marriage to Chief Fani-Kayode.

The Buhari Administration cannot, and must not be allowed to continue the violation of the constitutional rights and freedom of the Nigerian people. This sort of tyranny must not be allowed to continue unchecked.

We have advised the family to approach the Courts and enforce their legal rights in this matter.

May God bless Nigeria.

Signed:
Prince Dayo Adeyeye
National Publicity Secretary

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