Nigerians on Thursday, February 27, has blasted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the arrest of one blogger, Dikeocha Chukwuebuka.
Dikeocha Chukwuebuka, published a picture of a crowded open cell in his Twitter handle @TheRealDayne, claiming that it is that of Port Harcourt office of the EFCC.
The Port Harcourt Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Usman Imam who announced the arrest while briefing newsmen in Port Harcourt, on Thursday said the suspect was picked up at about 4pm on Wednesday, February 26 in the premises of a new generation bank on Ada George Road in Port Harcourt.
Nigerians has reacted to the incident, saying, “Does the EFCC have the constitutional power to make arrest in this particular case since it has nothing to do with financial crimes? When will you arrest the @officialEFCC handler that denied the coronavirus statement credited to your Ag Chairman, Magu.
@Comrade Phils, “How is this part of combating financial crimes in Nigeria?
@Chimobim Ndubuisi, “Make una release the boy. What’s wrong with Nigeria? Remember you people are pushing Nigerian youths. We should be sincere in everything we do. A blogger post something about your operation you don’t have to arrest him you just have to bring enough evidence to prove him wrong. Arresting him makes you people guilty of what he posted trying to shut him down and collect any evidence he has against you guys
@Mbamala Ebuka Nelto, “I don’t think this has anything to do with finance.
EFCC should have written to police to do the arrest
@Joseph Osita, “How does this relate to financial crime? You guys these days confuse even yourself
“Okoro Tega Collins “QUESTION 1: Does the EFCC have the constitutional power to make arrest in this particular case since it has nothing to do with financial crimes? QUESTION 2: When will you arrest the @officialEFCC handler that denied the coronavirus statement credited to your Ag Chairman, Magu
@Ezekiel God’stime, “Dear EFCC, it shall be well with you one day.
So na the poor blogger you fit get strength to suffer? But all those people that have looted our common wealth you no get strength reach there? Wonderful!
Las las, you’re doing well.
Abeg make shame catch you small make you release the boy and pull than this thing you put here as an achievement.
@King-David Nwankwo, “What about politicians that published fake promises, when will they be arrested.
EFCC has gone beyond its boundaries..u guys are becoming petty, you’re to arrest cases of financial crimes not fake news.
Ndi Ara…mad people.. Come and arrest me too.
@Oghenetega Champion, “This is a great achievement for EFCC… Shame on you as an anti- corruption institution, go after Tinubu and the others.. You know them all; leave this childish stunt you are using this young man to act like FBI”.