Ac­tivists de­mand

The Punch - - METRO - Oluwatosin Omo­juyigbe

TWo­hu­man­right­s­ac­tivists have been ar­rested by the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion for al­legedly de­mand­ing a bribe from Wahum Nige­ria Limited.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the Pres­i­dent of the Path of Peace Ini­tia­tives, Dandy Eze, and one Solomon John­son, some­time in 2018, ap­proached Wahum Nige­ria Limited to ask for N50m to help fa­cil­i­tate the with­drawal of a pe­ti­tion writ­ten against the com­pany, which they claimed was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the EFCC.

It was gath­ered that when the let­ter al­legedly writ­ten by the ac­tivists was in­ves­ti­gated by the EFCC, it was dis­cov­ered that the sus­pects had so­licited a bribe from Wahum Nige­ria Limited.

It was learnt that the sum of N1m had al­ready been col­lected by the duo as part pay­ment through a First Bank ac­count num­ber 3081329952 op­er­ated by John­son.

They were ar­raigned be­fore a La­gos State Spe­cial Of­fences Court on four counts bor­der­ing on con­spir­acy to com­mit felony and ac­cep­tance of bribe to the tune of N50m.

The charges read in part, “That you, Dandy Eze, be­ing the Pres­i­dent of the Path of Peace Ini­tia­tives, and Solomon John­son, on or about Novem­ber 23, 2018, in La­gos, within the ju­ris­dic­tion of this hon­ourable

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