Sunday, March 12, 2017

Oh Yakubu Andrew Also Needs Urgent Medical Attention, Cries Out From Detention

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, has cried out over his continued detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), saying while no formal charges have been brought against him, he is being denied an urgently-needed medical attention.

Andrew Yakubu Yakubu is being detained by the anti-graft agency following an alleged recovery of over $9.7million and £74,000 cash from a property linked to him.

However, in a statement by his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, Sunday in Abuja, the ex-NNPC boss “within this time also, our client has been denied access to adequate medical attention which he desperately needs.”

The lawyer, who was reacting to the widespread media reports alleging that he is currently facing charges for under-declaration of assets and illegal transactions, stated that “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.”

Raji said, “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 & Anor.

“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”, he said.

While stating that it had become necessary to set the records straight, Raji maintained his client’s “insistence on his innocence of any perceived offence and his determination to clear his name in due course.”


  1. Let the federal government invites medical doctor to check on him

  2. He needs to be kept there till he confesses

  3. Return Nigeria's money

  4. No be only medical attention o

  5. Ohh he wants to go to UK or US ba? What's wrong with national hospital? Why about people who have dead in our hospitals all because of the hight looting and corruption of you people in public offices?nonsense make he dey there, die join, #ourmumudondo#

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    1. That is too harsh now. he is someones father
      let him just pay for being greedy

  7. When he had millions of dollars resting in his house he didn't need medical attention then o. Liar

  8. Why wont he sick? he has lost a lot