Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has advised the Federal government against deliberately incarcerating the former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode.
The governor condemned the continuous detention of the former minister by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), stating that his detention was not the spirit of justice.
Fayose, who said this when he paid Fani-Kayode a visit at the EFCC office in Abuja, asked the Federal Government to uphold justice and the fundamental human rights of its citizens.
He said, “I just want to say that deliberate incarceration of people, especially on matters that are bailable is not the best.
“He (Fani-Kayode) was incarcerated for almost two months ago and he came to court willingly for you to see that (he is) a man who is not ready to jump bail being re-arrested and locked up for close to another one month.
“That is not the spirit of justice, justice did not intend that and I want to appeal to the leaders of the country (and) the EFCC to please let us respect the rights of humanity.
“The rights and constitution of a country comes first over and above any offence you want to contemplate.
“This man is going to face justice, he is going to face the court at the same time (and) why do you have to continue locking him up?
“It gets very personal at some point and you begin to ask where the right of Nigerians is,” Fayose said.
Fani-Kayode was re-arrested on October 21 in the premises of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, by the anti-graft agency.