Buhari is using EFCC to silence me – Fani-Kayode
The matter which was expected to resume yesterday was however stalled due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Sule Hassan at the Federal High Court in Lagos.
But, the former Minister in a statement on his Facebook page, said the anti-graft agency was “planning to arrest me probably at the premises of the Federal High Court in Lagos after I appear there on Friday 21st October to attend my trial on the trumped up and, again, politically-motivated charges concerning the presidential campaign funds.”
The statement reads in part, “If they do not arrest me then they will arrest me and seek to detain me for as long as possible soon after that. Whichever way they will come and I am ready for them. I am not running.
“The truth is that the EFCC are a ready, willing and able tool in the hands of the hawks and hardliners in the Buhari administration and they are apparently acting on orders.
“They are desperate to keep me out of circulation and off the streets and I have been reliably informed that they were ordered to ensure that that is the case by the Presidency.
“They are also eager to arrest and detain my wife and my 8 month old son just to hurt and spite me even though they have done absolutely NOTHING wrong.
“By the time I am in their custody they will start churning out all manner of garbage and lies to the media about me and my family and they will say all sorts of things about supposedly new matters which they have “just discovered” and “fresh allegations”.
“They will even claim that I have admitted to certain crimes, that I have been badly implicated and that I in turn have implicated other people. Please do NOT believe a word of these dirty lies when they start flowing. It is called disinformation and the EFCC indulge in it all the time.
“That is their stock in trade and they will feed the press with all manner of garbage knowing that I am not there to defend myself, to set the record straight or to expose their fabrications.
“That is their way. That is their style. They will say and do anything to demonise, humiliate, destroy, convict on the pages of newspapers and detain indefinitely (with the aid of questionable detention orders from equally questionable magistrates and judges) those that they hate and all their perceived enemies.
“Their plan is to attempt to justify keeping me off the streets for the next one month and even longer even though I am already out on court bail. I have known about this evil plan for over one month now and I am not deterred. I am not scared or intimidated and I urge them to do their worse and let God judge between us.
“The more evil they do to me, the more the coals of fire will pour on their heads. Also the more the President will continue to fail woefully and have all manner of strange and inexplicable problems.
“Wickedness and wicked men never last. No matter what they do to me that is my consolation. They are bullies and cowards and they have no shame.
“My only crime is that I have spoken the bitter truth to power and I am very proud of that.
“That is what God created me to do. It is my calling and I stand by every word that I have ever said about this President and this evil, corrupt and inept government.
“As long as there is life and breath in me I will continue to speak the truth and fight for a better Nigeria.
“This government is vicious, vengeful, inept and toxic and so is their willing tool the EFCC.”
Via Daily Post