EFCC questions Fani-Kayode over fraud

By our reporter/ The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday grilled Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation over alleged fraud.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed the development to newsmen.

The former minister is said to have been questioned at the Lagos zonal command of the EFCC over allegations of fraud — including forgery

Fani-Kayode, who later on Tuesday evening said he was invited by the anti-graft agency, however, didn’t give details on why he was asked to present himself at the EFCC office.

“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,” he wrote.

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“I arrived in their office at 2.00pm & left at 8.30pm. I was granted bail on self recognition. They were very polite & professional. Thanks be to God.”

In 2016, the anti-graft agency arraigned Fani-Kayode, a member of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign team, alongside Nenadi Usman, a former minister of state for finance, on a 17-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and diversion of N4.9 billion.

Others listed as defendants are Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited.

The federal high court in Lagos last month awarded a fine of N200,000 against the former minister for his acontinued absence in court to take his plea in the alleged N4.6 billion fraud.

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