Makurdi – The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested Dr Cletus Tyokia, Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Organisation in Benue State.
Tyokia was arrested in Makurdi for allegedly having over N100,000 cash in his possession
Reacting , Governor Samuel Ortom condemned the anti-corruption agemcy gor its action.
Ortom spoke shortly after casting his vote at the Tse Ortom Polling Unit 016 in Nzorov Council Ward.
The polling unit had been relocated to the Government Science and Technical College Gbajimba following an attack by armed herdsmen on the community.
“I received reports that the Director-General of our campaign was arrested purportedly by the EFCC for having N100,000 on him.
“He was searched, what is the meaning of that? Are they agents of destruction, are they agents of destabilisation of the electoral process or what?
“Are you telling me that I should not have money for my upkeep or what? N100,000, it is a shame,” Ortom said.
He called on the EFCC to release Dr Tyokia immediately, stating that he had not committed any offence.
Ortom stressed that it was wrong for the EFCC to arrest Dr Tyokia for simply having money on him, as he was not buying votes.
“If they are paid agents of any particular political party to destabilise us on this election day that we have all prepared for, for over one year it is not correct.
“Whoever is the head of the EFCC Command in the state should know that what he has done is not correct,” the governor said.
Efforts to reach the EFCC Public Relations Officer in the dtate , Adebayo Adeniran, were unsuccessful. (vitalnewsngr.com)
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