Fani-Kayode Ex-minister criticizes Buhari’s administration over Dokpesi, Dasuki arrests

Dasuki and Dokpesi are being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with an alleged $2 billion arms deal fraud.

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Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent arrests of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki and Chairman of Africa Independent Television (AIT), Raymond Dokpesi.

Dasuki and Dokpesi are being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with an alleged $2 billion arms deal fraud.

Fani-Kayode made his remarks via a statement released on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

It reads:

“I have just spoken to Colonel Kayode Are, the former D-G of SSS during President Olusegun Obasanjo's administration and the former Acting National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan and I am deeply concerned. He told me that his house is under siege and that gunshots are being fired at him and his family as we were speaking.”

“When you consider what is happening in Are's home and marry with the shameful manner in which Colonel Sambo Dasuki, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Governor Attahiru Bafawara, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, Nnamdi Kanu, Godswill Orubebe, Bukola Saraki, Sule Lamido and others are being persecuted, threatened and demonised by the Federal Government it is clear that we are now in a police state in which law and order has broken down and in which anything can happen.”

“The case of Dasuki was particularly bad. He was barricaded in his home against court orders and treated like an animal for three weeks. He was humiliated and subjected to mental and psychological torture for no just cause for that period of time even though the courts had told the SSS to let him travel out of the country for urgent medical attention.”

“As far as I am concerned they are trying to kill him simply by denying him the right to see his doctors even though they know that he is very sick. If this were not the case then why are they indulging in all this dangerous and reckless drama.”

“Why are people remaining silent when this is a clear case of vendetta, vengeance, wickedness, injustice and a crude attempt to destroy, silence and kill an innocent man ? It is Dasuki today but it could be anyone else tomorrow. The truth is that the Buhari government is playing a dangerous game of Russian roulette with a loaded gun and if they are not careful it will soon explode. If they are not careful they will soon lose the confidence and trust of the people.”

“They do not fear God. They are vindictive, petty, vicious, unforgiving and unjust and if they continue in this way apart from alienating the people they run the risk of provoking the wrath of God. If they have any evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Dasuki or anyone else then they should present it in court rather than on the pages of newspapers and if they wish to charge anyone they should go ahead and do so in a lawful, proper and civilized manner.”

Dasuki has been accused of laundering the funds which were meant for use in the procurement of arms for Nigeria’s military.

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