Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode
The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Father Matthew Hassan Kukah, paid an unscheduled visit to some top-ranking Peoples Democratic Party officials being detained over graft-related issues by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
He also visited some other people in the cells. Kukah who was conducted round the detention facilities, described the detention facilities as ‘clean and orderly” and prayed for Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Femi Fani-Kayode and Reuben Abati, who have been in detention for the second week running.
Kukah said he was satisfied that the EFCC paid good attention to the well being of the detainees by ensuring that the facilities provided comfort to them.
“I discussed with some detained suspects like Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro and Reuben Abati; and I am quite pleased they are looking cheerful.
“I was also happy with the humility of the acting Chairman who took me round and the way he interacted with the detainees. This is what is important for our country so that nobody takes these kinds of things personal. I am happy I came.
“We are all staff of EFCC to the extent that we want a better country and we are doing what needs to be done. We’ll continue praying that God guides you, keeps you safe and ensure that we build a country that we all will be proud of.
"This country has suffered so much, but we hope and pray that we can bring the suffering and trauma to an end as we collectively fight corruption.” Kukah said after the visit.
The revered priest, who was conducted round the facilities by the acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, expressed delight that the detainees appeared in high spirits despite the discomfort of temporary restriction. He urged them not to be downcast and to see their current travail as divine.
While speaking, EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, said the work of the agency is to make Nigeria better. “It is not personal. This is all about Nigeria and making it better. And I think there is a consensus around this,” he said