Fani-Kayode operates 15 GTBank, 2 Diamond Bank accounts – EFCC

FILE PHOTO: Femi Fani-Kayode arriving the EFCC office 

Photo: ChannelsTV
FILE PHOTO: Femi Fani-Kayode arriving the EFCC office Photo: ChannelsTV

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, operates at least 15 accounts with GTBank and two with Diamond Bank, the anti-graft agency, EFCC, implied in a statement on Monday evening.

The commission said this in response to Mr. Fani-Kayode’s claim that it tried to arrest his wife and toddler in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Mr. Fani-Kayode admitted that the commission had frozen several accounts belonging to him and his wife, Chikwendu Sonia.

“In an attempt to starve and harass me and my family all my accounts and wife’s accounts have been frozen,” the opposition politician said.

He said his wife had gone to withdraw money from another account when the EFCC allegedly tried to arrest her.

“This was an account that has 200,000 naira in it and that has never had more than 500,000.

“She has operated it since 2005 and she stopped using it in 2013. The account has no connection with me and I did not know it existed till today,” he said, accusing the EFCC of witchunting him for opposing the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The EFCC, however, disputed that claim, saying the account had a balance of over N2 million.

The EFCC also denied arresting or detaining Mr. Fani-Kayode’s wife or kid.

Read the EFCC’s full statement below.

The wife of Femi Fani-Kayode and her child are not in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and were never detained by the Commission. Contrary to the media spin about the purported arrest of mother and child, a certain Chikwendu Sonia today attempted to withdraw money from an Access Bank account that had been placed on ‘Post No Debit’ Category, following the discovery of illicit cash flows into the account.

She was intercepted by the bank while the Commission was notified but because it was late, the EFCC advised that the suspect be taken to the police station for processing and release on bail.

They were arranging to take the suspect to the police station when Governor Ayo Fayose stormed the bank with thugs and his personal security and forcefully secured the release of the suspect, with claims that the EFCC had no power to detain anybody in his state. He also vowed to close down the branch of the bank.

The said account, which had a balance of N 2,307,712.82 was flagged following investigation into the PDP Joint Trust fund when the Commission traced N1.1billion to the Zenith Bank account of Fani-Kayode. It was discovered that the account had two biometric identification numbers, one for Fani-Kayode and the other (with BVN 2205597283)for Sonia Chikwendu. The same BVN is linked to 2 other accounts in Diamond bank and 15 accounts in Guaranty Trust Bank.


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  • Hah!

    Ole’

    • sab

      Did you shout OLE when Buratai was alleged to own houses in Dubai? Did you scream THIEF when Dambazzau was alleged to own houses in USA alongside his family? I am not speaking for FFK but in all reasonability, even if N2.3m was found in this particular account, is it too much for the wife of a lawyer and ex minister cum politician to own legally? I am not talking about other accounts but this particular one which FFK claimed does not have more than N200, 000. 00.

      • Hah!

        Ole’ Brookoo Dada.

      • share Idea

        Do you mind EFCC. They said they asked to the bank to take suspect to police station. Please can someone explain to us when Nigerian banks have started taking people to police station. These government agencies can lie.

        • Observer

          Defraud person, let them suspect you while trying withdraw, weda you no go land police cell. Mugu

      • Artful ºDodger

        Igbo bastard ethnic bigot. Where exactly has ffk practised his law successfully to own even 2.3 million naira? Name the location of his chamber or any high profile case that he got his wealth from beside stealing your ass, a collective act he and his fellow demons possessed politicians made that is responsible for the wrong way you have turned out today. In a civilised society even for a mere $50 fraud the anti fraud agencies in those societies can put a hold on a account and whoever come to withdraw or lodge money into that account will be detained by the bank for the police to arrest him or her for interrogations. Why exactly did you igbos allow the devil to possess you?? Why???

  • Senegalsparrow

    Is our education system the same as that of the developed countries. We are quick to believe lies and deceit. Shouldn’t the government first tell us if the so called 2.xm has any inflow from fani kayode or from any account of government? What is illicit lodgement when you cannot first show that some amount was traced from an account under investigation.

    • kusanagi

      The man is a crook. His wife, his child and family should be made to pay the consequences if they are benefiting from his loot. He’s brought his wife a range rover that she showed off on social media. What of other expensive gifts, baby food, does she not have a palatial house over her head.

      She enjoys a good lifestyle all due to the fruits of his corruption. In more sane countries they’ll often tell the wife to think about their children before making decisions in the future (ie withdrawing more money from flagged accounts) knowing full well that they’re going to nail the husband, it’s up to the wife to know whether she wants to go down with the sinking ship or start life afresh.

      • Na yr Ibo sister

        he EFCC has as a matter of fact, outlived it usefullness to its

        orignal founder,OBJ.

        OBJ is nomore in power,and therefore EFCC must now be dismantled.

        The Chief,Olusegun Obasanjo,our erstwhile President, had in

        his time, used the EFCC to hound his political foes,real or imagined.

        But today,our rogue Fulani President,Muhammadu Buhari has

        reconstituted the EFCC as one of his Jhadist Institutions, like

        his Miyetti Cattlle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, and its

        ramapaging Fulani Herdsmen, to intimidate and oppress us———-This madness by Buhari and his Gestapo in Efcc ati Dss gotta stop

        indigenous Nigerians.

        The EFCC is now used by the Caliphate of Sokoto in its grand

        plan to Islamise and make our fatherland its Usman Dan Fodio

        Estate.

        • kusanagi

          Sure the EFCC is an institution that we really don’t need. LASTMA we don’t need.

          We need specialized police task forces that deal with economic crimes. We should have transport police to deal with traffic offenders etc.

          But we can only deal with what we’ve got.

    • Artful ºDodger

      Igbo moron, you must have had a brain bypass when you read the article. Now read it again word for word and if you still cannot work anything out, ask a primary school pupil to explain it to you. Do you think the people at the EFCC and indeed the rest of sane humanity are igbos of latrine values whose greed have since turned you against God and godliness?

  • maami

    They just want to frustrate them into submission by making sure they are starved of funds. This is barbaric not fighting corruption. I am for genuine fight against

    • Arabakpura

      Can you define a genuine fight? I can only fight if they hold somebody like you! Let the politicians who put the rest of us in serious economic troubles do their battles! There is no reason to sympathize with them except of course you belong with them! They can hold any of them thieves for all I care!

      • Burning Spear

        Is there any law which say Tinubu cannot operate 50 bank accounts in Nigeria——————–none———————————-Not even in Nigeria but abroad and the courts in Nigeria freed the bloody thief—Only a mumu would believe these lies from the house of the police demons in efcc

        • Arabakpura

          Listen my friend: if they deal with Buhari tomorrow, I will bathe no eyelid! Allow the dead to bury the dead; in other words, let politicians deal with themselves but you can worry for them if you are one of them! These politicians are bloody megalomaniacs and they are the ones that have put us in this current scenario! I will continue to celebrate whatever will bring enemity amongst them because that’s how Nigeria will move forward; once they are in harmony, we are finished as a country!

          • share Idea

            We are not looking or expecting a society where the politicians will be dealing with themselves rather we strive for a society where everyone will be equal before the law, and institutions will be respected by all not minding who is in power.

            How can Buhari close his eyes to all the atrocities being committed by APC members and he is busy fighting people that hold contrary views against him.

          • Arabakpura

            Nonsense! Are you equal to Fani Kayode? I will not be their rabble but you can feel free to be that for them! There are too many primordial sentiments in Nigeria to make it a decent society! For me, I want a better deal for the common man! Until Fayose intervenes and halts a commoners arrest, I will consider his actions as balderdash!

          • Artful ºDodger

            Does those atrocities not have names, name and explain one of them? I do not want to hear about your igbo dementia so no Tinubu, your hatred for the North or nnamdi kanoe your sick demons possessed son of a whore who committed treason?

    • Artful ºDodger

      You must be a goat, a complete moron! Even the minute you were shit into this world passed away in regrets that your unfortunate excuse for parents wasted their time to produce you. What a disgusting excuse for a human being you must be!
      With a mentality in the gutter you dare look up to God for a better life? You are a demented ignorant nonentity, a perfect reason why the internet ought not to be available to everyone.

      Point at one factory or business run by fani kayode or his wh0re excuse for a wife that made them eligible for the kind of money that has been traced to them? Where and when exactly did he win a lottery or large inheritance to own billions of naira in 15 bank accounts?

      You and your parents are CURSED to poverty and penury and with the kind of mindset the devil has since blessed you with, you will remain a frustrated and deprived soul all the day of your miserable excuse for a life!

  • vagabonds in power

    he EFCC has as a matter of fact, outlived it usefullness to its

    orignal founder,OBJ.

    OBJ is nomore in power,and therefore EFCC must now be dismantled.

    The Chief,Olusegun Obasanjo,our erstwhile President, had in

    his time, used the EFCC to hound his political foes,real or imagined.

    But today,our rogue Fulani President,Muhammadu Buhari has

    reconstituted the EFCC as one of his Jhadist Institutions, like

    his Miyetti Cattlle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, and its

    ramapaging Fulani Herdsmen, to intimidate and oppress us

    indigenous Nigerians.

    The EFCC is now used by the Caliphate of Sokoto in its grand

    plan to Islamise and make our fatherland its Usman Dan Fodio

    Estate.

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  • Abimbola

    “Efcc has no power to arrest anybody in this state”… Fayose. Shaking my head.

  • AyPoint Blank

    Very simple solution! FFK said the balance in the account is N200,000. EFCC should just remove the excess they found in the account and move on. Who ever think I am not happy the way these rogues are being made to see the other side of life must be joking!!! Witch hunting ko, masquerade hunting ni

  • aaokubule

    Mr. Fani Kayode is too loud for my liking, ditto for Governor Fayose. If a man is being investigated for corruption, it is very simple logic to beam the searchlight on people close to him like his wife. Witch-hunt or not, the man should approach the courts to clear his name rather than making unnecessary noise and the several educated elite of Ekiti State should tell their Governor Fayose that it is illegal and barbaric to prevent lawfully constituted bodies from carrying out their duties. If the EFCC has breached the right of Fanikayode or that of
    his Wife, Fayose knows what to do; get her a Lawyer so that she can prove her innocence. That is how civilised and Honourable people behave…….FFK and Wife, sue EFCC…..

    • Artful ºDodger

      God bless you sir!

    • Man_Enough

      fayose doesn’t believe in law.

  • Artful ºDodger

    Maybe fani kayode, fayose the rogue excuse for a governor, igbos of latrine values and the demons that have since enveloped your souls can tell God and the godly of this world, beside stealing from the Nigerian government how else fani kayode and his whore came to own 15 bank accounts and billions of naira in deposits?

    • Ikenna Okwuchi

      Why not ask the yoruba’s, hausa’s and ijaw”s of latrine values, seeing as any PMB critic is now an igbo of latrine values. Effing bigot.

  • saheedl

    I don’t know why our security forces don’t confront thugs employed by these Thug governors. Shoot and kill some of them and if possible the governor so that other thugs won’t agree to be used as guinea pigs next time.

  • haba mallam

    barawo, ole jail time is waiting for you

  • willi

    I am not satisfy of the speed at which EFCC is pursuing all this fraud cases, how can such a man have 15 +2 account with that heavy amount of cash and he cannot be proscuited and send to jail for others to know how serious the corruption fight is,

    THe work of EFCC now is to identified the theives raise alarm and keep quiet, they are playing with people conscience,
    Too bad, let ribadu be given another send these thrives to jail immediate effect.