The groups, People Advocacy for Transparency and Accountability (PATAI) and Al-Mushaid Initiative for Transparency and Accountability (AITA), gave the NEDC up until March 15, to respond to the allegations.
The arrest was announced by the anti-graft agency in a post on its Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday.
The EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, made the development known on Saturday in a statement in Abuja.
The EFCC, in a statement on its social media pages, said the operatives were attacked near the Chief’s palace in Bwari.
The spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Friday in Abuja
The EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
The report had it that operatives of the EFCC found N400 billion new notes in the house.
The spokesman for the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, made the disclosure in a statement he issued on Saturday.
They said on Friday that the ugly development was occurring under the leadership of Abdulrasheed Bawa.
The Nigerian was arrested by EFCC operatives in Abuja on Wednesday based on the claims of the American.
EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development in a statement he issued on Wednesday in Abuja.
Responding to what it described as the EFCC’s laughable excuse for not obeying a court order that committed him to prison for contempt, which the Commission gave at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the state government noted that unless his conviction was set aside or vacated by the court or a higher Court, he remained a convict.
Bawa said this at a news conference in reaction to what he termed as sponsored campaign of calumny against him by a Civil Society Organisation.
The Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, who spoke to the press in Abuja, said the Commission believed it was denied fair hearing and that as a law abiding institution, the EFCC had approached the appellate court, for a stay of execution.
The government and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had in 2016 dragged the ex-governor to court.
On 8th February, 2023, Justice Obiora Egwuatu adjourned for hearing on the bail application filed by the defendants after they had pleaded not guilty to the 18-count charge.
It spoke in a statement by it Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, issued on Sunday.
Leaders of the Anti-corruption groups, who began what they described as a “Week Long Protest Against Politicisation of the EFCC, Disobedience of Court Orders and Infringement on Human Rights of Nigerians” on Friday, said many CSOs called to join the struggle after the maiden press conference held in Lagos.
The anti-corruption CSOs alleged that the EFCC, under Bawa, had chosen to become an institution known for brazenly disobeying orders of courts in such a manner that does not only undermine the institutions of Nigeria’s democracy, but also indicates a contradiction to the anti-corruption agenda of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It arraigned the duo on three-count charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining N60.4 million by false pretence.