Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, raided the residence of Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro in Ikoyi, Lagos.
It was gathered that occupants of the buildings were allegedly harassed and intimidated, including his wife, kids and daughters-in-law. Some property including exotic cars, wristwatches and other valuables were said to have been carted away.
This is against the backdrop of the fact that the anti-graft agency has never invited Senator Obanikoro or his son’s for questioning beyond the tirades and allegations they have been propagating using the media spaces.
In a release issued by media aide to Obanikoro, Jonathan Eze, the family says, “We are using this medium to draw attention of all Nigerians to yet another infringement on the fundamental and inalienable rights of the Obanikoro family.
“Lovers of freedom should not wait until our democracy is put at irreversible damage. The list of human rights violations and political persecution has reached an alarming rate.
“We see this as an affront and a further show of shame and ignominy of this present administration hell bent in politically persecuting its perceived opponents in other to stoop them and rubbish their hard earned reputation of untainted public services.
“To our chagrin, the vehicles driven away were cars and trucks bought since 2006 and thereabouts when Senator Obanikoro served as an Ambassador in Ghana among others which obviously has no bearing with the purported investigation they are supposedly carrying out.
“We condemn in strong terms the brigandage and the idea of inflicting trauma on innocent dependents and violating their privacies without recourse to the rule of Law.
The release also said that Obanikoro has consulted with his lawyers and are prepared to meet them in court to stop this intrusions and persecution.