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EFCC Re-Arrests Fani-Kayode


By Ebitonye Akpodigha

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have re-arrested a former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode.

Mr Fani-Kayode was apprehended outside the premises of a Federal High Court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday afternoon.

The critic of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had raised an alarm on Thursday that there was a plan to re-arrest him today.

“I have been reliably informed by my sources within the EFCC that they are planning to re-arrest and detain me for as long as possible once again even though I have been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos.

“Fresh charges were filed against me by the EFCC at the Federal High Court in Abuja on July 7. The allegations border on a baseless allegation and false claim that I received N26 million from the NSA’s office in 2014.”

“These are politically-motivated charges and there is no truth in or substance to them whatsoever,” Mr Fani-Kayode had said.

True to his prediction, operatives of the EFCC accosted him today at about 1:55pm outside the court.

He had gone to court for his trial over an alleged fraud of ‎N4.9 billion.

Earlier this week, Mr Fani-Kayode’s wife, Mrs Precious, was ‘detained’ at the Ado-Ekiti branch of Access Bank on the instruction of the EFCC. She had gone to the bank to make a transaction on her account, but found out it was already flagged.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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