Saturday, 21 May 2016

Why we won’t release Fani-Kayode—EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it was detaining Femi Fani-Kayode with a valid remand warrant. 

The EFCC also denied that  Fani-Kayode had met all his bail conditions. 
The EFCC  last Thursday moved him from Abuja to Lagos by the anto graft agency.

 The Commission was reacting to reports indicating that the former Minister of Aviation was still being detained despite meeting administrative bail conditions by the EFCC.

In a telephone chat with Signal on Friday, spokesperson to the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, denied Fani-Kayode had met any bail conditions. “Which administrative bail conditions did he meet? What I can tell you is that we are holding the man with a valid remand warrant and what that means is that work is still ongoing on his case”, Uwujaren told our reporter.

A statement on Friday by Fani-Kayode’s special assistant on media, Jude Ndukwe, disclosed that the EFCC has moved Fani-Kayode, to Lagos for further investigation despite meeting his bail conditions.
Ndukwe said the anti-graft commission did not give any reason for moving Fani-Kayode who has been in their custody since Monday, May 9, 2016.

The Commission had on Friday, May 6, 2016 sent an official invitation letter to Fani-Kayode to explain his role in the presidential campaign funds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 presidential elections.

According to Ndukwe, the EFCC were only trying to punish the former aviation Minister and keep him away from his family.

He said: “They just want to stress him, take him away from his family in order to break him.

“We do not know why he was moved, we just want to believe it is one of the antics of the EFCC to just harass him and keep him away from as many of his relatives and associates as possible.

“I don’t even think that there was any need for the transfer, if there was something they wanted to get regarding their investigation, they would have as well done in Abuja,” he said.

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