A former governor of Kaduna State, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi has condemned the raid on the residence of former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, and called for probe and prosecution of perpetrators.
Makarfi, in a statement on Wednesday by his Media Aide, Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo, said the act showed that Nigeria was becoming a totalitarian state.
“Senator Makarfi considers this assault on a respected national leader, a former Federal Minister and a nonagenarian as callous and further evidence of the descent of the country into the abyss of authoritarianism and police state.
“It was clearly an attempt to intimidate and cow as well as stifle contrary opinion in clear violation of our constitution and international conventions, as we approach the 2019 elections.
“Senator Makarfi identifies and sympathizes with Elder Clark over this assault on his privacy as well as calls on Nigerians to be vigilant and resist attempts at constricting our democratic space and fundamental human rights using agencies of state.
“Even though the Police authorities have sought to distance themselves from this show of shame, Senator Makarfi urges that they go beyond ordinary disclaimer by instituting a genuine investigation into this with a view to unraveling the sordid act as well as bringing perpetrators to justice,” he said.