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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.

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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.