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Innoson Is Being Punished For Coming From The "Wrong" Part Of Nigeria - Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode

Staunch critic of President Mohammadu Buhari and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP cheiftain, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to yesterday's arrest of the Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, Innocent Chukwuma, describing his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC as a punishment for "coming from the wrong part of the country"

Mr Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister said no Nigerian should be surprised about the arrest of the owner of Innoson Motors. 

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Innocent Chukwuma, owner of the Nnewi-based car manufacturing industry was arrested yesterday at his Enugu residence by officers of the EFCC in connection to a financial transaction between the businessman and Guarantee Trust Bank, GTB. The anti-craft agency has said that Mr Chukwuma was arrested for refusing to honour an invitation by the Agency. 

Innocent Chukwuma, CEO, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing

Reacting to the development, Mr Fani-Kayode said that no one should be surprised at the action of the EFCC as the same kind of treatment has earlier been meted out on Mr. Cletus Ibeto, another Igbo businessman and Innocent Chukwuma's kinsman.

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He said: "Why should anyone be surprised at the arrest of the owner of Innoson Motors? They did the same to Cletus Ibeto about a year ago. These people come from the "wrong" part of the country and they are providing a service and employment to Nigerians. They must be punished for it! 

Mr. Fani-Kayode who noted that he has known the Gerneral Manager, GM of Guarantee Trust Bank, Segun Agbaje for so long advised the GTB boss not to make himself a ready tool in the hands of those who want to destroy Innoson.

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"I have known the MD of GTB, Segun Agbaje and his two older brothers, Femi and Jimi for close to 40 years and I have immense respect and deep affection for them.

"I urge him not to expose himself to the shark infested waters of politics by allowing himself to be used by these barbarians to destroy Innoson. If he does he will regret it.   

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