A group of protesters numbering over a hundred, under the aegis, Anti-Corruption Network, today.
They converged in front of the Unity Fountain, Abuja to protest what it described as the social media trial and attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) party to drag the names of the former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki; former House of Representatives Leader, Yakubu Dogara, Former Senator, Dino Melaye and other PDP members to the mud by alleging they have links with Hushpuppi.
The group, who condemned the act by the APC, however, said that Atiku and the former lawmakers are Democrats who should be commended for their roles in bringing growth to Nigeria.
Recall that a suspected Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi was recently arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States of America (USA) where he is currently facing trial.
Following his arrest, the APC had called for the probe of some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains, including Atiku, Saraki, Dogara, Melaye and Timi Frank for appearing in certain photographs with the suspect many months back.
But Atiku, Saraki, Dogara and Frank have, in separate statements, denied any business connection or link with the suspect.
Source: News update