Friday, October 21, 2016

EFCC Re-Arrests Fani-Kayode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today picked up former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode within the premises of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

Fani-Kayode was stopped by three EFCC operatives at about 1:55pm just as he stepped out of Justice Muslim Sule Hassan’s court where he and four others were on trial on a N4.9 billion money laundering charge leveled against them by the commission.

The operatives, one dressed in white kaftan and the others in black suits, flanked his sides, and requested that he followed them to the commission but allowed him to speak to the press, where he confirmed the arrest.

“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arrested me on a matter touching on, I believe, a case in Abuja, which we have already acknowledged the fact that the matter is for November 10, and my lawyers have appeared in court.

“The court is seized of the matter and my lawyers have undertaken to produce me in court. They have written a letter which has been acknowledged by the EFCC, saying I’ll be in Abuja to answer to those charges on November 10,” Fani-Kayode said.

He was then led to a white Toyota Hiace bus which had barricaded the court’s gate and driven away.

Earlier, the EFCC opened its case against the former Director of Media and Publicity of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Fani-Kayode is standing trial alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenandi Usman, and Danjuma Yusuf, as well as a firm, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd.

They were arraigned on June 28, on a 17-count charge bordering on unlawful retention, unlawful use and unlawful payment of money in the tune of about N4.9 billion.

They each pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail.


  1. Chai but why na? Na only him Waka come? OK then,they should continue. They should let him rest cos he's just a child in d midst of children. In GEJ's wife's voice.

  2. They should do and conclude this case make we rest.

  3. They should do and conclude this case make we rest.

  4. I don't pity him... He should return all he and his cronies ate