Former Minister of State for Defence, Obanikoro Musiliu has described the raid of his house by the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as ‘illegal invasion’ and a ‘mockery of justice.’
Obanikoro said this this morning via his twitter handle. He also added that he’s quite disappointed in the way he was treated after serving the country for over two decades.
“I put close to Two Decades into Public Service, in Opposition and in Government, all with an Unblemished Record and a Clear Conscience.
“The aim of government is to distract the People from their Woes. Such tactics have been tried before, in Nigeria and elsewhere, and they failed.
“The Rumour before was that of a $2.7billion arms issue, now they say it is NSA imprest account – let them make the Documents Public.
“I cannot submit myself to such glaring witch-hunt, Injustice and Charade but I’ll fight it legally, with God and Clear Conscience on my side.
“The Illegal Invasion and Raid is a Mockery of Justice, an Expression of Disdain towards the Judicial System and a terribly Bad Precedent.
“Such Invasion and Raid of my house without prior Invitation from EFCC to me or any Court Order towards this Signals a Return to Despotism.”
It would be recalled that yesterday the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, stormed the Ikoyi home of former Minister of State for Defence, Mr Musiliu Obanikoro and allegedly went away with some vehicles and other valuables.
Obanikoro was not at home when they visited, as he was said to be out of the country.
Obanikoro’s media aide, Jonathan Eze, alleged that the officials harassed occupants of the building, among whom was Obanikoro’s wife.