PDP condemns the illegal detention of Fani-Kayodey's wife by EFCC

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By Ehi Ekhator

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has condemned the arrest and detention of Precious Chikwendu, the wife of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, former spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) on Monday by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ado-Ekiti.

Femi Fani-Kayode
Femi Fani-Kayode

Precious was arrested along with her 8 month old son, Aragorn, and would have been detained or probably whisked away if not the prompt intervention of the State governor, Ayo Fayose.

The PDP in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP accused the Buhari-led federal government of hiding under the guise of anti-corruption war to fight his perceived enemies.

The Party also expressed worry that the attack has now been extended to the members of the families of extended enemies including wives and children.

Adeyeye said "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 freedoms 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."
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