Spokesperson for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation during the last election, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). Mr. Fani-Kayode was picked up by the anti-graft agency at about 1.55 pm on Friday outside the premises of a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.
This coming a day after the former Aviation Minister alleged that the EFCC were planning to arrest and detain him and his wife, Precious. The former minister of aviation, noted that this information was leaked to him by his sources within the anti-graft agency.
Fani-Kayode made this allegation in a statement he issued on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Abuja. In the statement, Fani-Kayode stated that the EFCC was desperate to keep him out of circulation and off the streets, adding that he had been reliably informed of what the anti-graft agency was asked to do by the Presidency.
The statement reads: “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 N26million naira from the NSA’s office in 2014.
“These are politically-motivated charges and there is no truth in or substance to them whatsoever.”
“The matter was therefore adjourned till November 10 and my lawyers have given an undertaking to the Judge to ensure that I am in court on that day.
“They have also written to the EFCC to that effect and our letter was acknowledged by them. The statement added.
Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode alongside former Minister of Finance, Nnadi Usman are facing a 17-count charge bordering on unlawful retention, use and payment of money to thetune of about N4.9 billion.