EFCC releases Fani-Kayode, speaks on arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has released the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode on bail.

Fani-Kayode was released on Tuesday night around 8:30 pm after the anti-graft agency interrogated him.

The former minister was invited to answer questions relating to the forgery of a medical report which he allegedly procured to evade his trial before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Fani-Kayode was arrived at the Lagos Office of the commission in the company of his lawyer at about 2 pm.

Fani-Kayode is standing trial on an alleged N4.6 billion fraud before Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The EFCC had charged him alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, and two others on 17 counts of conspiracy, money laundering, and fraud.

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At the last sitting of the court on October 13, the judge had imposed a cost of N200,000 on him due to his failure to appear before the court for his re-arraignment following the transfer of the former trial judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa.

Instead of appearing for his re-arraignment, the former minister sent a letter to the court claiming that his doctors had placed him on bed rest.

But the EFCC said its preliminary investigations showed that the medical report tendered by the former minister was forged.

Meanwhile, the former Minister denied reports that EFCC arrested him on Tuesday.

Fani-Kayode on his Facebook page said, he was only invited by the commission and has since been granted bail.

He wrote, “Just arrived at the George Hotel for dinner. I was never arrested by the EFCC. I was invited & I flew down to Lagos to see them. I arrived in their office at 2.00 pm & left at 8.30 pm.

“ I was granted bail on self-recognition. They were very polite & professional. Thanks be to God.”

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi, writers and loves writing the story of politics, He is a movie addict. Adekanbi is a Senior Content Creator at Newsflash Nigeria contact me on email: ilesanmiadekanbi980@gmail.com

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