Professor Maurice Iwu, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, has shown appreciation to Nigerians for supporting him while in detention recently over a fraud allegation. The Igbo people and Nigerians abroad were specifically thanked by Iwu, as he narrated a part of his ordeal with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Iwu said his challenge with the EFCC started on February 23, 2019, when he could not vote at the presidential election as he wasn’t allowed, as a result of an investigation by the anti-graft agency.

“From the seizure of my international passport that February till this recent ordeal with actual charges and detention, God’s goodness has remained manifest as I recite ‘Te Deum’ in thanksgiving “I want to thank Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora for their enormous show of concern, support and the spiritual discipline, for not crucifying me before my day in the court of law.

“My gratitude to Ndi Igbo, umu Imo, Okigwe indigenes, both at home and abroad, clergy from various denominations, especially of the Catholic faith, which I belong to. The support were not just in words of encouragement, but more in actions of prayers, for in it all the glory of God was made manifest,” Iwu said while quoting Psalm 34:19 to back his narration.

The professionalism and dignity of many of the staff and persons at the EFCC detention centre were greatly appreciated, the judiciary and the Ikoyi prisons. APC commends Sanwo-Olu over choice of commissioner- nominees He explained that none of the charges against him has to do with his tenure as chairman of INEC. reported earlier that Professor Maurice Iwu was remanded by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to be in the EFCC custody.


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