Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has called for the arrest and detention of all individuals, both directly and indirectly implicated in the alleged scam related to the Mambilla power project, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

Soyinka addressed the arrest and detention of former Minister of Power and Steel, Olu Agunloye, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection to his alleged role in the prolonged Mambilla power project controversy.

He was angry by a statement he credited to the chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede that only President Bola Tinubu could order the release of Agunloye.

The literary icon while querying the decision of the EFCC to declare Agunloye wanted when the former minister had been visible in public, Soyinka said, “Olu Agunloye has pursued his movements openly to the extent of being present and photographed at my sister’s funeral on December 8. He did not appear in disguise, did not sneak in and out.

“He functioned as any normal human being at an event at which the Press was present. Less than thirty-six hours later, he was declared WANTED: If that was an EFCC joke, it was in extremely bad taste, obviously designed for Social Media sensationalism, not for any serious crimesolving commitment.

“Nonetheless, Agunloye, as a dutiful citizen, issued a statement on his visibility and ready compliance. He promised to show up at the EFCC offices in Abuja the following day. He appeared, and was promptly arrested and detained.

“The information I have been able to obtain during the past two days of my return to the country is that the Head of the EFCC declared that he would release him only on the instructions of the President of the Nation.

“True or false? I am not in the game of “He said, I said”. What matters is the murky exercise of power. I have had cause to intervene before this, all the way from (Kayode) Are, through (Nuhu) Ribadu and (Ibrahim) Magu, that last until he stopped taking my calls.

“The present however transcends all other interventions, as it involves certain issues of national interest, in tandem with the evident issues ot fundamental citizen rights”.

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