Former Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Monday Ubani slumped in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s custody.
Ubani, after collapsing in the detention facility of EFCC, was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.
Ubani and a Senator from Bayelsa State, Christopher Enai, were detained by the EFCC on March 19 for their failure to produce chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Ngozi Olejeme, who they stood for as sureties. Olejeme is facing a N6.4 billion fraud allegedly perpetrated while she was chairman of NSITF
A member of Ubani’s family noted that Ubani collapsed on Tuesday, after suffering severe dehydration and high blood pressure.
“The family member said: “Ubani would have died if some persons had not intervened and rushed him to the hospital after he collapsed in EFCC cell.
“ It is very disheartening that the EFCC has chosen to continue to detain him despite a court order that instructed that he be released or be charged to court.