Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday said it was untrue that the health of Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, was failing in detention.
Dudafa is being probed over $47million and €5.6million Euros (N10 billion) which were withdrawn from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
A spokesman for Dudafa’s family, Engr. Thomas Akpoebi, had alleged that Dufada has been sick since last two weeks.
The statement said: ”We members of the Dudafa family are frightened at the level of deliberate neglect and abandonment Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa has been subjected in the EFCC custody since his incarceration about 50 days ago.
”This is the first time we are constrained to say something to the world since the arrest and detention of our brother and this is deliberate in order for the law to take its full circle despite the media trial that has been orchestrated.
”We are particularly disturbed that the EFCC told a national daily on Wednesday last week that Dudafa had been released.
“This is far from the truth and an attempt to mislead the public in order to endanger our brother’s life in their custody. This is a despotic way of fighting corruption.”
Reacting, the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, dismissed the claim.
He said: “The commission will not be distracted by any false alarm regarding the health condition of any suspect as all suspects in the custody of the EFCC have access to the best available medical care.
“All inmates also have access to their lawyers and family members at the designated visiting hours.
“The quality of care in the EFCC holding facility is the reason why accused persons regularly plead in court to be remanded in EFCC custody.”