Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has raised the alarm over the arrest of Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Omokri alleged that Giwa-Osagie’s arrest was aimed at crippling Atiku before Saturday’s presidential election.
He wondered why EFCC would arrest Giwa-Osagie with 25 heavily armed policemen.
In a series of tweets, Omokri wrote: “The @officialEFCC today arrested @atiku’s lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie with 25 heavily armed policemen. Is this why they postponed the election and implemented their #CoupAgainstNigeria?
“Their plan is to go after those around Atiku to see if they can cripple him before Saturday.
“The @officialEFCC did not need 25 armed men. They detained @atiku’s lawyer, Uyi Giwa-Osagie, for 9 hours in his office. He is a respectable lawyer. Is it a crime to be Atiku’s lawyer? PMB should save his armed men for death squad of #SnatchAtYourOwnRisk and leave Atiku alone!
“The @officialEFCC should tell Nigerians why they have arrested @Atiku’s lawyer? What is his crime? Who is next? Is it Atiku’s wives or his children? Is Atiku now public enemy? Is that why @MBuhari instigated the election postponement #CoupAgainstNigeria? Why is PMB so desperate?”