Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has visited the spokesman to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati and Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation in EFCC cell. The duo are currently being detained at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.
Kukah also spent some time with Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence.
According to Wilson Uwujaren, the bishop prayed with them before taking his leave.
Uwujaren said Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, conducted Kukah round the commission’s detention facility and clinic.
“I discussed with some detained suspects like Femi Fani-Kayode, Musiliu Obanikoro and Reuben Abati; and I am quite pleased they are looking cheerful,” Uwujaren quoted Kukah as saying.
“I was also happy with the humility of the acting chairman who took me round and the way he interacted with the detainees. This is what is important for our country so that nobody takes these kinds of things personal. I am happy I came.
“We are all staff of EFCC to the extent that we want a better country and we are doing what needs to be done. We’ll continue praying that God guides you, keeps you safe and ensure that we build a country that we all will be proud of.
“This country has suffered so much, but we hope and pray that we can bring the suffering and trauma to an end as we collectively fight corruption.”
Last year, the fiery cleric was accused of being a member of a delegation, which went to Aso Rock to plead with President Muhammadu Buhari not to prosecute the immediate past president.
Kukah denied the allegation, declaring support for the anti-graft war of the current administration.
He said he saw nothing wrong with it as long as it was done within the ambits of the law.