Nigeria’s deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday, October 27, 2016 reportedly stormed the detention centre of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Ekweremadu was at the facility, according to Vanguard, in solidarity with some detained former aides to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The deputy Senate president is the topmost elected politician in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Just days ago, the EFCC had arrested Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister and loyalist of the former president. The anti-graft agency also detained Reuben Abati, a former presidential spokesperson.
The EFCC also arrested Bala Mohammed, then minister of the Federal Capital Territory for alleged fraud.
The visit, according to the report, was to boost their morale while they remained in detention.
The report quoted Ekweremadu as telling the detained former aides that that they were paying same price of leadership paid by past leaders who were detained in the country.
While Abati has been released by the anti-graft agency, Fani-Kayode, is to be arraigned on new charges on Thursday, November 10