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Bobrisky: EFCC threatens legal action against Odinkalu

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, professor Chidi Odinkalu, over his recent remarks on the arrest of Nigerian controversial crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, aka Bobrisky.

In a terse statement issued by the anti-graft agency, it described Odinkalu’s remarks as “reckless” and “unbecoming of a former head of a major government agency.”

Professor Odinkalu had lambasted the EFCC’s arrest of Bobrisky, labeling it as evidence of idleness or an abuse of power.

While making a case for Bobrisky, Odinkalu argued that the real problems facing Nigeria, including the rigging of elections, looting of the treasury, and the rise of insurgent groups like Boko Haram and bandits, should be the focus of the public and the EFCC’.

Part of the statement reads, “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to some reckless commentaries made by a former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu on the arrest of Idris Okuneye(a.k.a Bobrisky) by the Commission, describing it as evidence of idleness or an abuse of power.

“The Commission views such commentaries from Odinkalu as unbecoming of a former head of a major government agency.

“Okuneye was arrested and arraigned by the Commission on the basis of clear cases of abuse of the Naira to which he has pleaded guilty.

“Odinkalu has a right to free speech as a Nigerian but such a right should be exercised with decorum and responsibility. The Commission would not hesitate to take appropriate legal actions against such uncouth commentaries against its lawful mandate by anyone.

“Odinkalu is warned and advised to ventilate his rascally opinions more responsibly in future situations.”

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