Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have retreated from the home of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, eight hours after they laid siege to the premises.
Mr. Fani-Kayode confirmed the development in a post on his Facebook Friday.
“After 8 hours the massive siege on my home has been lifted, the EFCC has left my gates and I look forward to my date with them at their office on Monday,” Mr. Fani-Kayode said.
Mr. Fani-Kayode was, on Friday morning, formerly invited by the commission to appear at its headquarters on Monday, May 9, for questioning over allegations of money laundering and fraud. The invitation came in form of a letter dated May 6, 2016.
But shortly after the news of the invitation became public, Mr. Fani-Kayode raised the alarm that officials were surrounding his home, a development the EFCC confirmed.
Efforts to get the EFCC to comment on his agency’s siege on the former minister’s residence was unsuccessful. Wilson Uwujaren, the agency’s spokesman could not be reached the multiple times our reporter called.
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