Fani-Kayode, EFCC disagree on alleged plot to arrest ex-minister’s wife

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A former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode on Monday alleged that the anti-graft agency, EFCC, failed in a plot to arrest his wife and kid.

In a message he distributed, Mr. Fani-Kayode said his wife travelled to Ado-Ekiti to see Governor Ayodele Fayose.

“They were on their way out of town when they went to Access Bank in Ado Ekiti to get some money.

“When they got there, my 8 month old son Aragorn and wife Precious Chikwendu were illegally detained, brutalised and put under arrest on the orders of the EFCC at a bank in Ado Ekiti.”

The controversial former minister said his wife did no wrong and had never been invited by the anti-corruption agency.

“Had it not been for the intervention of Governor Ayo Fayose they would have been taken them away and subjected them to all manner of harm and indignities simply because she is married to me,” he said.

The critic of the Muhammadu Buhari administration said his and his wife’s accounts had been frozen by the EFCC to starve him of funds.

“Now they are resorting to arresting peoples wives and children for no just cause,” he said.

“This is Buhari’s Nigeria and we will resist his wickedness and tyranny.”

He said his family would sue the bank and the EFCC for Monday’s incident.

“They have no right to do this. If they want to see my wife all they need to do is to invite her. We have nothing to fear,” he said.

The EFCC, however, faulted Mr. Fani-Kayode’s claim.

The commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, told PREMIUM TIMES that the commission had no officers in Ado-Ekiti and could not have carried out such arrest.

He explained that the Access Bank account from which Mr. Fani-Kayode’s wife attempted to withdraw money had been flagged by the commission long ago. As with any such flagged account, anyone who tries to withdraw money from it is questioned, he explained.

Mr. Uwujaren said this was what the police tried to do with Mr. Fani-Kayode’s wife with the intent to release her on bail after questioning before Governor Fayose’s intervention.


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  • Benny

    So, just have N200, 000.00 in an account would warrant EFCC to flag such an account. You guys should continue the hailing of this tyranny. Remember, Idi Amin started with Obote his political opponent and what happened afterwards is now history.

    • Femstar

      How did you know it was just N200,000 in the account? Do you work in Access Bank?

    • Mufu Ola

      Are you a crook?Because only hardened criminals are apprehensive about EFCC & this govt.

      • Kallah Bature

        Fayose and Wike are exploiting the constitutional immunity.Fine!.Thugs and gullible policeman who assist them in their crazy impunity should be prosecuted since they are not covered by immunity.

  • haba mallam

    The clock is ticking sucker, you will soon be in jail for along time.



      Buratai, Dambazzau and Kyrai will first be jail .

      • Tunji Olarewaju

        Tawanda so you’re still here?! I thought you died a ‘hero’ while defending Enugu from the foolani marauders? Ewu online warrior

        • Burbank

          Defending Enugu?
          The people of Enugu will chased that gay anti-Christian bigot out of his own village, and sell him to the Fulani killers, for a half plate of suya.

          • Tunji Olarewaju


        • Julius

          Defending Enugu ke. He is a coward. He has no liver and guts to do that bro.

  • Mayo

    How can EFCC be talking about ‘releasing someone on bail’ unless the person has been arrested?

    • Burbank

      “with the INTENT to release her on bail after questioning…”

      • Tunji Olarewaju

        Some people can’t understand what they read, bear with him

        • absam777

          Lol. How Can you bear with him.? He read the article with the INTENT to confuse himself

          • Burbank


      • Mayo

        We’re still saying the same thing. EFCC is saying the plan was
        1) Question her
        2) Then release her on bail after questioning

        For you to do step 2, then you must have first arrested the person which means Fani Kayode was right in saying his wife was arrested. But EFCC is saying there was no arrest nor plan to arrest her, they only wanted to question her.

        • Burbank

          Any investigating officer in any police force can question anyone who is under arrest.

          • Mayo

            I don’t know why you keep on going round in circles. Bottom line is – you can’t talk about bail unless there has been an arrest. So it it is wrong for EFCC to say the Police planned to question the lady and then release her on bail.

            EFCC could simply have said the police planned to ask the lady some questions. Once EFCC starts talking about releasing the lady on bail, it means the police arrested the lady which goes back to Fani-Kayode’s assertion that his wife was arrested.

  • Mufu Ola

    FFK was probably in Ekiti to collec handout from Fayose.These people are getting real desperate with access to easy money shut in thei faces.If not what’s the fuss all about?That his wife cannot be asked question? I think Fani Kayode has an exaggerated impression of himself.

  • wazobia ninja!!!!!!

    “we will resist his wickedness and tyranny”

    who be “we”?

    i follow you chop? see yam-eater …………… you chop alone come de call “we” to fight for you ……..

    • Tunji Olarewaju

      The ‘we’?Have you forgotten this is the biafrauds(not Igbos, mind you) VP we’re talking about here?Yibos of laterine values like Tawanda, Oleku and co (if not that they died defending Enugu from the Foolani marauders ),will definitely rise to his defence. Those children of perfidy

      • Burbank


      • Julius

        lolz, u don talk am finish ooo.

    • Arabakpura

      Fayose, Fani Kayode and all the other thieves and their apprentices; the types that Fayose took to the bank!

    • Fadama

      I also use this medium to register my denial…..I am not part of the “we” as well.

    • Julius

      hahahahahaah @who be “we”?. Good question !

  • persona

    According to EFCC, the account had 200k and never had more than 500k. He went further to state that the account hadn’t been used in a long time, this tell me that FFK is either broke or telling lies.
    Accounts become dormant and to reactivate it, you can enter any branch and do so, FFK knew that EFCC didn’t have staff in Ekiti and so tried to use that make withdrawal not knowing they would be flagged. He attacks EFCC and by extension Buhari for flagging accounts that have links to him and endorsed deployment of thugs against government officials and a private concern(Access Bank). He must be living in alternate reality.

  • Burbank

    “… subjected them to all manner of harm and indignities simply because she is married to me.”

    She had already been subjected to harm and indignities since the day she foolishly married Fani Kayode,!

    • Tunji Olarewaju


    • Fadama

      Lol. You got it spot on. Don’t mind the loud mouths Fayose and FFK

    • Julius

      hahahahahaha, yes indeed.

  • George

    With the way Buhari is going now he might reach his village before he know what has befall him.

    His end would be worst than what befall him before.

  • Profy

    This is publicity stunt. I think is extremely broke. He was using the wife to get hand out from Fayose but they don’t public to suspect Dat. They knew Dat account was frozen. My advise to Fayose if u want to help ur friend… Give him a contract. That’s d way to do it

  • Ladidi

    FFK is a pathological liar, period.


    You Care More About APC or PDP More Than You Care About NIgeria?

    When You Die & Leave This World For Your Children, Is It PDP or APC That Will Take Care of Them?

    Don’t Fight For Political Parties Or Already RICH Politicians Who Are Plain THIEVES!

    Fight For What Is Best For Nigeria. The Politicians Don’t Care About You!!!

    wwwelectionoffenders ng

  • Apostel

    Fani-Kayode and Fayose are perverted devils and demons, no more no less. It is unbelievable to what these criminals are capable of, and no one intervenes. I think that even God on this Nigeria craps. Enough is enough, people stand up and defend yourselves against these devils and demons; if not for you then do it for your children.

  • Izedomi Ohirein

    There is nothing wrong with EFCC interrogating a Woman with a child.
    There is nothing special about Fani Kayode’s Wife with child if they have a case to answer with EFCC.
    EFCC is not known for the brutality & indiscretions of Nigerian Police.

    • Marcus Ijele

      Where does EFCC come from?

      • Izedomi Ohirein

        EFCC came from Act of Parliament to arrest & prosecute public thieves.

      • Burbank

        From the EFCC office!

        • Marcus Ijele

          Which out fit?

  • government

    The woman lives in Abuja with the husband.If they wanted her why did they not do so in Abuja or in a decent manner.Is it that they suddenly realized that the account belongs to her.Why insist on driving her to Abuja that night.Did they want to take her to the “other room” .