Fani-Kayode denies arrest by EFCC, hails agency for politeness, professionalism
Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has denied being arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This is even as he hailed the anti-graft agency for their politeness and professionalism.
The recent member of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) made these known in a post on his verified Facebook page and Instagram handle on Wednesday. He noted that he was only invited by the anti-graft agency.
“I was never arrested by the EFCC. I was invited and I flew down to Lagos to see them. I arrived in their office at 2.00 pm and 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” he posted.
The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain’s comment came hours after the EFCC confirmed that Fani-Kayode 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.
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.
During the last sitting on October 13, the judge had fined him N200,000 over his inability to appear before the court for his re-arraignment following the transfer of the former trial judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa.
He was mandated to pay the fine or risk having his bail revoked.