EFCC operatives invade Fani-Kayode’s home again – Aide

FILE PHOTO: Femi Fani-Kayode
FILE PHOTO: Femi Fani-Kayode

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday invaded the residence of the embattled former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, his media aide said.

The EFCC could not be immediately reached and PREMIUM TIMES could not independently confirm the claim.

If true, Thursday’s raid on the former minister’s home would be the second in less than a week.

Mr. Fani-Kayode has been in the agency’s custody since he submitted himself to investigators on Monday.

A panic email distributed by Jude Ndukwe, Mr. Fani-Kayode’s media aide, said the operatives entered the building “wielding their guns”.

The full statement reads as follows:

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Earlier today, the EFCC invaded the residence of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode even when he was still in their custody. What miffed us most was their mode of operation which was forceful, provocative and dangerous as they wielded their guns with needless threats. The worst is that the invasion was without a warrant as they forced their way in, and after terrifying all the staff at home including the infant, they whisked the laundry man away even though he was later released.

This is the fourth time the EFCC operatives would be invading Chief Fani-Kayode’s residence in just under a week. We condemn this act of executive lawlessness, harassment and intimidation. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has served this country even at the highest levels and he deserves some courtesy.

We call on the EFCC to endeavour to carry out their functions within the ambit of our laws and stop brazenly betraying the fact that Chief Fani-Kayode is under persecution. The world is watching!

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