The highly respected bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Hassan Kukah has made a controversial visit to the Economic and Financial commission (EFCC) detention facility in Abuja to interact with the three detained officials of Ex President Goodluck Jonathan. The clergy man visited Reuben Abati, spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and Musiliu Obanikoro, former Minister of State for defence. The motive for the visit is not yet known but Wilson Uwajaren, the spokesman for EFCC said in a statement that Bishop Kukah prayed with the detained men before departing the facility.
According to the statement, the acting chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, conducted Bishop 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,” Kukah was quoted to have said by the statement.
“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.”
Bishop kukah is believed to be sympathiser and loyalist of former President Goodluck Jonathan by many supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari.