By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
The leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the arrest and detention of the wife of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu.
Reacting to the incidence that took place Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital on Monday, the PDP in a statement signed by its actinf Spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye warned the Federal Government to call security agents in the country to order by halting the spate of harassment of citizens in the country.
The statement reads, “We condemn in its entirety, the arrest and detention of Precious Chikwendu, Wife of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, former Spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PDP-PCO) on October 17, 2016 by officials of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
“She was arrested along with her 8 months old son, Aragorn, and would have been detained but for the timely intervention of Governor Ayo Fayose.”
PDP in the statement wrote that “This action represents a new low in the Federal Government’s resolve to harass and persecute real and perceived enemies of the Buhari Administration under the guise of an anti-corruption crusade.
“It is reprehensible for the Government to attack members of the families of its perceived enemies, especially wives and children, for any reason whatsoever.”
While insisting that the account in question has been opened before Precious married the former minister, Adeyeye on behalf of the party wrote that “These accounts have been frozen for no reason other than her marriage to Chief Fani-Kayode.”