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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Catholic Bishop Matthew Kukah Visits Abati,Fani-Kayode And Obanikoro in EFCC Detention

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, on Monday visited the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja.



According to a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Mr. Kukah met with Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro, and a former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, among others.

He said that Mr. Kukah was reportedly conducted round the EFCC’s detention facilities by the acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu.

Mr. Uwujaren said Mr. Kukah expressed delight that the detainees were in high spirits despite the discomfort of temporary restriction.

”I discussed with some detained suspects like Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro and Reuben Abati, and I am quite pleased they are looked 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,” the statement quoted him as saying.

Mr. Kukah said that well meaning Nigerians like himself were staff of EFCC to the extent that they wanted a better country and were doing what was needed to be done.
”We’ll continue pray 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,” .

The cleric commended the commission over the state of its detention facilities in Abuja, describing them as ‘clean and orderly”.

Mr. Magu, the statement said, assured the detainees that their incarceration was not personal.

“It is not personal; this is all about Nigeria and making it better. And I think there is a consensus around this,” he said.

Messrs Fani-Kayode, Abati and Obanikoro are all held for their alleged corrupt practices while holding public office.

The three men have publicly denied any wrongdoing while Messrs Fani-Kayode and Obanikoro have alleged persecution for being in the opposition PDP.

Mr. Abati, a former spokesperson to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan admitted to the EFCC that he received N50 million from the office of the embattled ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, sources at the commission had told PREMIUM TIMES. He, however, said the money was well utilised for media relations. Although he has been granted bail, he is yet to meet his bail conditions.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, a campaign spokesperson for Mr. Jonathan, is also accused of receiving tens of millions of naira from Mr. Dasuki

Mr. Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, is accused, among others, of using billions of naira of state funds to pursue elections on behalf of the PDP in Ekiti and Osun.
premiumtimes report


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28 comments:

  1. Hehehe! Saying last prayer!!! #justsaying
    #JOeFIRSt

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    1. Awwwwuuuuu prisoners of conscience.

      OK bye

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  2. That was a great move so as to encourage them to hang in there..Ha!Reuben Abati is holding his peace till he's out to write us a long epistle...I pray they release them ooo.




    Missylynn

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    1. Reuben no even get case sef, I hope he meets his bail conditions

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  3. Hope say u go visit those wen nor get money too for prison?

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    1. You are daft sha

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    2. U r the daft one anonymous 7:50!

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    3. Anon 7.50 why is she daft? It's a very question. 60% of nigerian inmates have been in prison for years without going to court but when it's a rich man, then people start shouting rule of law. What's good for the goose is good for the gander

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    4. She is not daft its a question for kukah to answer all these priests that will not sit one place be looking for favour up and down how many times has he come to kirikiri? I am a Catholic I do not like when this man involves himself in politics.

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  4. Religion should be separated from state...that's the only way forward. The Bishop has no business getting involved in this brouhaha

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    1. James' Hater1 November 2016 at 08:20

      What made you think he's involved, so men of God shouldn't visit prison inmates again. So if na your pastor go na, na this thing you go post

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    2. Has he gone to kirikiri to visit prisoners?

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  5. Why can't d said man of God call for d unconstitutional release of these political prisoners? Any Govt In Power Preacher

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    1. James' Hater1 November 2016 at 08:22

      Unconstitutional release? What do I know. Lol, you're the only one tagging them political prisoners. It's high time we held our politicians accountable for their actions, instead of meddling in such matters let's leave the system work the way it's supposed to

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  6. I hope he also visited "ordinary" detainees. This guy needs to keep away from politics so he does not soil his reverence. Just saying.

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    1. Bishop Kukah has always been a known activist and government critic.
      You are reading it on this blog because the visit has to do with "important" detainees. Do you know how many visits he makes to "ordinary" detainees which you do not get to here of?

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  7. Only Abati admitted he received money. I thought Obanikoro admitted too.

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  8. Are the about to be hanged😩😩😩

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  9. Everything that is wrong with religion. Fr Kukah's intention no matter how noble will be misconstrued as I have.

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  10. Na wa PDP prisoners una weldone. Next time dont eat money.

    Abati our epistle writer, when you come out, i must read your epistle, i wont say it is long. It is well.

    Vuhari dont worry do me i do you. APC time would soon reach very soon

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  11. Only God knows what evil Buhari had planned for this nation

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  12. What is the need to visit them? Just wondering o....

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  13. I hate it when Men of God interfere on political matters. His holiness, I think Fr Mbaka should be posted to your Diocese so both of you will embark on this mission together.

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