The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it was not against the arrest of its members who have committed various forms of crimes, but stressed that there should be fairness and transparency in the investigation and trial processes.
Reacting to Chief Raymond Dokpesi’s arrest over his alleged involvement in financial deals with the office of National Security Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, PDP national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said that the party was completely in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption drive.
The party however said people arrested should not be presumed guilty until after investigation.
He added that the PDP was neither defending Dasuki nor exonerating him from the alleged crime but that a transparent process of investigation should be done.
“We have made it clear that we are completely in support of the anti-corruption drive. We are not saying anything against it, all we are saying is let it not be as if people have already been presumed guilty,” he said.