Secretary General of A pan Idoma socio cultural body, Idoma Collective, IC, has condemned the continued detention of former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, beyond the constitutional 24 hours for suspects.
Secretary General of the group, Dr Adakole Elijah, said yesterday in Makurdi, Benue state capital that the EFCC should charge the former minister to court within the stipulated constitutional requirement of 48 hours or release him unconditionally.
Dr Elijah, who decried the deliberate manner in which the commission is being turned into a political attack dog, said in civilized climes, nobody can be arrested and not be charged to court within the stipulated time.
“It is unfortunate that the APC led government after unsuccessfully attempting to thwart the electoral victory of the former senate president has decided to arrest his director general, Comrade Abba Moro for thrashing the ruling party in the rerun of Benue South senatorial election.
“We will not seat and watch with our hands folded and watch them destroy the constitution of Nigeria. The operationality of the EFCC must be predicated on the rights of individuals as enshrined in the 1999 constitution as amended,” he said threatening to mobilise 1000 youths to the EFCC if Moro is not released or charged to court.
According to him, the EFCC cannot select part of the Nigerian laws it chooses to use, adding that the 1999 constitution is sacrosanct as to what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
“We view the arrest and the refusal by the EFCC to charge to him as a deliberate witch hunt, arising from the colossal defeat inflicted on the ruling party, APC during the Benue South re-run,” he said stressing that the EFCC should convince the Idoma people that the arrest is not selective by probing other PDP members that defected to the APC.

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