The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is still musing over the release of the former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, Major Genetal Jaffaru Isa (rtd) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after allegedly returning N100 million out of the money collected from the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
This time, it is the State Publicity Secretary to the Ekiti State chapter of the Party, Jackson Adebayo, who has challenged the Federal Government and the EFCC to explain the release of an associate of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Isa, who was earlier arrested for his involvement in the $2.1 billion arms deal was released last week after he began the process of refunding the money, according to EFCC.
The party said the release of the former Military Administrator by the EFCC was “shady”.
The PDP, in a statement by Adebayo. Wednesday, said the whole episode of the Isa arrest and release was “concocted” by the EFCC and the Federal Government.
He said the government had used the Isa story as a cover-up for the credibility problem suffered by the anti corruption crusade, which portrayed the government as hunting down only members of the opposition party.
“The whole thing was like a drama from Nollywood where you can see the end of a film from the beginning. The arrest, purported refund of N100 million by Isa and his eventual release was a charade taken too far,” the statement said.
“The EFCC and the Federal Government should explain to the world what was the money collected by Isa meant for as was done to other cases since the beginning of the indiscriminate arrest and perpetual detention of the PDP members in the same category.”
The party also challenged the EFCC to declare public the balance of what was received after Mr. Isa’s refund and why he was not charged to court.
According to the PDP, the anti-corruption war of Mr. Buhari is only aimed at PDP and opposition members, adding that the rule of law should not be trampled upon in the so-called war against corruption.