Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Anyim Pius Anyim, has said he is still held in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,
This is in contrary to the impressions being created that he has been set free.
Anyim was arrested by the EFCC in connection with the sum of N520m, which he allegedly collected from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
Also the anti-graft agency said he is also being investigated for alleged contract scam of N13bn.
There were reports from the EFCC on Monday that the ex-SGF had been released on bail after he submitted his passport to the anti-graft agency.
But Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, his lawyer, said Ayim has not been freed, adding that he was not allowed to go despite the administrative bail.
He said this in a statement, titled, “Anyim is still in the EFCC Gulag, kept under inhuman and degrading conditions.”
He said, “The truth is that Anyim is still held in custody till this minute, in spite of fulfilling administrative bail conditions laid out for him, including deposit of his passport and being compelled, under duress and undue influence, to sign all manners of self-incriminating and property-stripping documents against his will.
“In spite of these and the clear provisions of sections 35 and 36 of the Nigerian constitution and the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, the EFCC has bluntly refused to release Anyim to go and attend to his very poor health over which he was receiving treatment before he was forcibly taken away from his role.”
The lawyer called on the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to prevail on the EFCC to allow him to go immediately, “since no charges have been preferred against him and since he has fulfilled all administrative bail conditions.”