Ekiti Assembly threatens Magu over arrest of state officials

Ekiti Assembly threatens Magu over arrest of state officials

- The Ekiti state House of Assembly has sent a letter to Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC acting chairman, for arresting Toyin Ojo, the commissioner for finance, and Yemi Owolabi, the accountant general

- The Assembly said the arrests of Ojo and Owolabi is unconstitutional in all ramifications

- The members accused Magu of working against the people and the government of the state

The Ekiti state House of Assembly has sent a letter of protest to Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the arrest and detention of Toyin Ojo, the commissioner for finance, and Yemi Owolabi, the accountant general.

Punch reports that the Assembly described the arrests of Ojo and Owolabi as ''premeditated, malicious, politically motivated, contemptuous and unconstitutional in all ramifications.''

The letter, which was dated October 2, and signed by Kolawole Oluwawole, the speaker, was delivered at the EFCC’s Abuja office on Tuesday, October 3.

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The Assembly, however, accused Magu of disobedience to court orders.

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The letter read: ''We, therefore, wish to put you on notice that should you fail to desist from further disobedience to the court order mentioned above by continuous infraction against the people and the government of Ekiti state, contempt proceeding will be initiated against you without delay.’’

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Femi Fani Kayode, former minister of Aviation, claimed that the duo were arrested while Governor Ayodele Fayose was declaring his intention to run for presidency.

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Source: Naij.com

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