Tuesday, 23 May 2017

EFCC investigating only Niger Delta leaders – Group

Angry protesters storm EFCC office over arrest of former NDDC official (photos)

- Scores of protesters under the aegis of Egbeyin Congress and Ogbia Brotherhood Council accuse the EFCC of humiliating George Turnah, a former adviser to erstwhile managing director of the NDDC, Dan Abia 

- The protesters alleged that EFCC’s investigation of George Turnah is one-sided 

- The group describes Turnah as their hope and urged the EFCC to let him go 

Scores of protesters under the aegis of Egbeyin Congress and Ogbia Brotherhood Council, have kicked against what they described as the humiliation of George Turnah, a former special adviser to erstwhile managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dan Abia at the hands of the EFCC. 

The protesters led by one Comrade Dan Igbe on Monday, May 22, converged at the EFCC office in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, over the prosecution of George Turnah by the commission. 

The group said that they were protesting in support of Turnah, who they alleged "was being humiliated by the EFCC".

According to Igbe: "We will not allow George Turnah to be killed like the former CSO to former president Goodluck Jonathan. 

“Will never again allow its leaders to be humiliated by the EFCC.” 

He alleged that EFCC’s investigation is one-sided because it is only investigating Niger Delta leaders. 

The group said that Turnah was their hope and that the EFCC should him go. 

Speaking to the protesters, the south-south zonal head of the EFCC, Mr Ishaq Salihu, appealed to group not to take laws into their hands. 

Salihu urged the group to allow justice to take its course in the investigation and imminent prosecution of Turnah. 

Meanwhile, the acting chairman of the EFCC Ibrahim Magu is currently leading hundreds of Nigerians in an anti-corruption walk in Nigeria. 

Magu is leading the walk which commenced from the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja. 

The anti-corruption walk themed; "Walk Against Corruption" is also being held in Lagos. 

we sighted various heads of government agencies at the march including the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria Osita Okechukwu. Some Civil societies, youth, women and other pressure groups are also part of the rally.

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