‘I was never arrested by the EFCC’ – Fani-Kayode


A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has maintained that he was not arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a post on his verified Facebook page on Wednesday, said he was only invited by the anti-graft agency.

“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,” the former minister said. “I was granted bail on self-recognition. They were very polite & professional. Thanks be to God.” The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain’s comment came hours after the EFCC confirmed that he was being questioned by the commission.

According to the agency, Fani-Kayode was questioned on allegations relating to the forgery of a medical report which he reportedly got to evade his trial before a Federal High Court in Lagos. He had arrived at the Lagos office of the EFCC in the company of his lawyer around 1 pm on Tuesday but the commission said updates about his interrogation would be provided later.

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


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