Fani-Kayode released from detention

Fani kayode  discharged

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has left the Kuje Prisons, four days after he was granted bail by a high court, his spokesperson said Monday.

Jude Ndukwe said Mr. Fani-Kayode was released from prisons Monday afternoon, and he expressed his gratitude to Nigerians for their moral support.

“Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has been released,” Mr. Ndukwe said. “He has asked me to convey his heartfelt appreciation and love to all those that prayed for and encouraged him and his family at this difficult time.”

Last month, Mr. Fani-Kayode was arrested outside the court premises where he was answering a different case brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

After spending about three weeks in detention, the agency slammed a five-count charge of diverting N26 million in public funds against him on November 10.

He was granted a N50 million bail on the same day.

Mr. Fani Kayode served as the spokesman for the failed re-election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

He had so far spent 91 days in custody for offenses bordering on financial crimes, including the 67 days he spent between May and July. His trial in Lagos stalled on Monday afternoon after he couldn’t show up because he was in detention in Abuja.


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  • prince ola

    They kept him in detention so that he will not attend today’s case bcos they know they don’t av any good evidence to procecute him

    • Mufu Ola

      He’s going back there permanently soon.He has a lot hanging around his neck.

      • Samadani


      • Julius

        Amen !!

  • KBE

    For 26 million he got bailed for 50 million after three weeks of gathering evidence. Buhari is a joke. He has turned Nigeria to a country of only rogues and robbers and abandoned all other responsibilities. After this EFCC melodrama nothing else is working because the President is completely clueless.

  • Julius

    Oh noooo, he will start running his mouth again. Help us Jesus !!