EFCC to quiz ex-Aviation Minister, Fani-Kayode, overnight

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

The embattled former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, will spend the night in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), PREMIUM TIMES has gathered.

Mr. Fani-Kayode was invited to appear for questioning at the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday. He arrived at 9:35 a.m.

Upon arrival, Mr. Fani-Kayode was subjected to rigorous questioning by different investigators of the agency, PREMIUM TIMES’ sources said.

“Nobody has granted him administrative bail,” one of our sources said. “He is still being questioned and he will be passed to another set of investigators when he finishes answering here.”

“There is more than one case against him.”

Authorities said they’re quizzing Mr. Fani-Kayode over a sum of N840 million allegedly paid into his account on the eve of the 2015 general elections.

Investigators said they suspect the fund was part of the $2.1billion allegedly misappropriated by a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, who served as spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign in 2015, has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, saying “the allegations are baseless, wicked, shameful and irresponsible.”

Last Friday, operatives laid siege to his home in Abuja for eight hours, a move sources later told PREMIUM TIMES was an attempt to ensure he stayed within reach of the anti-graft agency.

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