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Invasion: Odoh family raises alarm over EFCC persecution and harassment

The family of former aide to the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Odoh Eric Ocheme, has raised alarm over what they termed as political…

The family of former aide to the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr. Odoh Eric Ocheme, has raised alarm over what they termed as political persecution and harassment of the family by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Mr. Ola Olukoyede.

The accusation was contained in statements by the family lawyer and foremost human right activist Barr. Abang in Makurdi, Benue State capital, after men of the commission stormed Odoh house under the guise of searching for what they failed to explain to the family.

Barr. Abang explained that they broke into the Odoh premises without identification and mercilessly beat up the security guard and one other worker who were in the compound.

Abang also accused the EFCC men of making death threats against the Ochemes and their children, Eric and her younger sister as well as threatening to go to Owerri from Makurdi to harass the father in law of Eric, her son.

“The men marked all property they could link to the family including inherited property of the family and her house which has not been improved since her son became an aide of Emefiele.”

The lawyer wondered how the EFCC could be acting in such manner when from everything they have said and “produced there is nothing directly linking her son to any of the crimes they allege against him. His only crime is that he worked for Emefiele, and I believe that is not a crime” she stated.

The family lawyer called on President Tinubu to direct the EFCC Chairman to follow the law at all times as the family believes that Eric their son is in clear danger of losing his life.

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