The arrest of the Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in his Enugu residence, has been decribed as "a self care package that must be stopped", according to the senator representing Abia-South Senatorial District, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. "EFCC is engaging in a self care package, wem ust say NO to this kind of impunity", he said.
While speaking on Wednesday during the senate sitting, the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremmadu and other senators condemned the operatives of EFCC who unlawfully arrested Innoson over his alleged refusal to honour their invitation.
According to Sen. Abaribe, "How can a commercial transaction between a client and his bank lead to the involvement of @officialEFCC and his arrest? @officialEFCC is engaging in a self care package, we must say NO to this kind of impunity".
Supporting Abaribe's position, Sen. Na'allah said, "There is no doubt there's been a carryover of the military mentality that is lacking concentration. The EFCC do what they like because they have the power, this is uncivilized and unhealthy".
Senator Olusola Adeyeye on the other hand opined that, "When injustice is fostered on any Nigerian, it is fostered on all of us. The EFCC violated sections 34, 35 and 36 of the Nigerian Constitution. What's the business of EFCC in making arrest over civil matter".
However, senate resolved to intervene in the arrest of the Chairman of Innoson Motors by the EFCC and also mandated the Committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes to investigate the matter and report to the Senate in 24hours.