The Civil Rights Realisation And Advancement Network (CRRAN) has asserted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) lacks the authority to enlist military assistance in its operations,leadership reports.

Olu Omotayo, the group’s President, made this declaration in response to EFCC’s statement regarding the potential use of military force in the prosecution of former Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello.

In a statement circulated to journalists in Enugu, Omotayo criticized the EFCC’s proposal, emphasizing that such actions, even by the President, must adhere to the guidelines outlined in Section 217 of the Nigerian Constitution.

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“It is regrettable that such a statement was made within the confines of a judicial setting,” Omotayo remarked.

He highlighted that the situation in Kogi does not constitute an emergency or insurrection warranting military involvement sanctioned by the President and the National Assembly.

Omotayo urged citizens to remain vigilant in safeguarding their constitutional rights, ensuring that any institution overstepping its bounds is promptly restrained from straying into lawlessness and impunity.


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