Posted on Fri 24 Nov 2017, 11:38 PM

Sequel to reports that former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a chunk of the Dasuki fund had been released, the SGF in a statement by his attorney has denied the reports.

Anyim Pius Anyim was arrested in connection with a sum of N520m he was said to have collected from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki during the build-up to the 2015 general election.

In a statement by his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the reports that the former SgF had been released on administrative bail were debunked. Ozhekome stated that despite the administrative bail, the anti-graft agency is still detaining him.

The statement titled “Anyim is still in the EFCC Gulag, kept under inhuman and degrading conditions,” read in part “The truth is that Anyim is still held in custody till this minute, in spite of fulfilling administrative bail conditions laid out for him, including deposit of his passport and being compelled, under duress and undue influence, to sign all manners of self-incriminating and property-stripping documents against his will.

“In spite of these and the clear provisions of sections 35 and 36 of the Nigerian constitution and the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, the EFCC has bluntly refused to release Anyim to go and attend to his very poor health over which he was receiving treatment before he was forcibly taken away from his role.”

 

By Joseph Odeh

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