THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of Aviation, must not be allowed to die in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The PDP in a statement signed by Dayo Adeyeye, its spokesman, in Abuja on Tuesday, October 25, said the arrest of Fani-Kayode was the latest in a series of plans of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, designed to further harass and intimidate its members and supporters using the security and intelligence apparatus of the Nigerian state.
The party further alleged that since his arrest, the former minister had not been able to take his medication.
The statement said in part: “What is not common knowledge is that at the time of his arrest, Fani-Kayode was ill and taking medication. Since his arrest, he has been denied access to his medication and medical doctors who are conversant with his medical history.
“As of the time of writing this statement, officials of the EFCC have continued to deny Fani-Kayode access to his medication.
“The only conclusion that can be reached is that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government and EFCC want Fani-Kayode to die in detention.”
The PDP further accused the EFCC of detaining “an obviously weak and ill man.”
It also alleged that the action of the commission violated the constitutional rights and
freedoms of the Nigerian people, and called on the government to halt such action.
“The federal government cannot, and must not, be allowed to continually infringe on the rights of the very people it swore to uphold,” the statement said.
— Oct 25, 2016 @ 14:30 GMT