The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has stated it would arrest Senator Ike Ekweremadu, deputy president of Senate, if he violated the law. The EFCC rejoined to Ekweremadu’s claim that he learned of a plot by the anti-graft body to plant incriminating things in his house on the veneer of the searching the property.
“The Commission does not need any grand plot to arrest and prosecute him if he is found to have violated any law that EFCC enforces”, an EFCC statement said.
The EFCC, however, said the claim was untrue, adding “it is not aware of any plot to set up Ekweremadu for any arrest”.
“If any agency is plotting to plant monies and guns in Ekweremadu’s residence, it is certainly not the EFCC as such antics are alien to the Commission”, the EFCC stated.
The commission, moreover, expressed worry Senator Ekweremadu “would go public with such unverified information without first double-checking with the Commission”.
“This is not only very strange but smacks of a scripted propaganda campaign to distract the Commission by putting it on the defensive”.
“The Commission does not need any grand plot to arrest and prosecute him if he is found to have violated any law that EFCC enforces. He does not belong in the category of public officers that enjoy immunity from arrest and prosecution by law enforcement agencies.
“He does not belong in the category of public officers that enjoy immunity from arrest and prosecution by law enforcement agencies.
“Once again, the alleged plot by EFCC to raid Senator Ekweremadu’s house on May 6 2017, exists only in the very fertile imagination of the Distinguished Deputy Senate President’s questionable “source”, whom he claims is “Close to the EFCC”.
“The Commission’s candid advice to Ekweremadu is to sleep easy if he is not involved in the looting spree that seems to be the pastime of many Nigerians in the corridors of power.
“Let it be known however, that there will be no amount of scare-mongering that will dissuade the EFCC from vigorously enforcing its mandate to rid Nigeria of corruption.”