Father Mathew Kukah, yesterday paid an unscheduled visit to top officials of the former administration currently held by EFCC.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC confirmed the cleric’s visit to the agency’s detention facility in Abuja.
Uwujaren said that Kukah met and prayed with the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro and the Special Adviser on Media to former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati.
The Catholic Bishop reportedly told the detainees to take their predicament as divinely caused and not to be depressed.
Kukah further commended the detention facility as clean and orderly after being round the facility.
Father Kukah also said that he had discussions with the three detainees and was happy that they were in high spirits.
However, he stressed that the country had suffered so much but was optimistic that the trauma could be brought to an end even as the fight against corruption continued.
He commended Magu for conducting him round the facility and allowing him to interact with the detainees
EFCC’s Full Statement
“Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Father Matthew Hassan Kukah, has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, over the state of its facilities in Abuja, which he described as ‘clean and orderly.”
“He made the remark on Monday, October 31, 2016 during an unscheduled visit to the commission’s detention facility and clinic, where he felicitated with some of the inmates which included former ministers, Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro and a former Presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati.
“The revered priest, who was conducted round the facilities by the acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu, expressed delight that the detainees appeared in high spirits despite the discomfort of temporary restriction. He urged them not to be downcast and to see their current travail as divine,” the statement read