Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe representing Abia-South Senatorial District has faulted the arrest of the Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The lawmaker described Chukwuma’s arrest by the anti-graft agency from his Enugu residence yesterday as a “self-care package that must be stopped.”
Speaking during Wednesday’s plenary, Abaribe said, “EFCC is engaging in a self care package, we must say no to this kind of impunity.
“How can a commercial transaction between a client and his bank lead to the involvement of official of EFCC and his arrest?
“Official of EFCC is engaging in a self care package, we must say no to this kind of impunity”.
Also supporting Abaribe’s position, Senator Ibn Na’allah said, “There is no doubt there’s been a carryover of the military mentality that is lacking concentration.
“The official of EFCC do what they like because they have the power, this is uncivilized and unhealthy”.
Speaking on the matter, Senator Olusola Adeyeye said, “When injustice is fostered on any Nigerian, it is fostered on all of us.
“The official of EFCC violated sections 34, 35 and 36 of the Nigerian Constitution. What’s the business of EFCC officials in making arrest over civil matter”.