Former Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Andrew Yakubu, has said that although he voluntarily presented himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), he has not been charged for any crime either by the EFCC or any agency of government.
He also said that he was prepared to prove his innocence over allegation of false declaration of assets.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, counsel to Yakubu, Ahmed Raji (SAN) accused the EFCC of denying Andrew Yakubu access to medical attention, which he desperately needed.
He said the statement became necessary in view of media report alleging that his client was currently facing charges for under-declaration of assets and illegal transactions.
The statement reads in part: “In view of the foregoing facts, our Client has sought an enforcement of his fundamental human rights before the Federal High Court, Abuja in an action constituted as FHC/ABJ/CS/126/17 between Engineer Andrew Yakubu vs EFCC.
“Our Client has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for more than a month since he voluntarily presented himself to them at their invitation and has fully cooperated with investigations.
“Within this time also, our client has been denied access to adequate medical attention which he desperately needs.
“Within this time, no formal charges has been brought against our Client by the EFCC or any other government establishment for any offence whatsoever as widely spread in these media reports.”
He, however, stressed that his client was determined to prove his innocence and willingness to clear his name in due course.