The EFCC has reacted to some media reports that it was detaining former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode despite him meeting the administrative bail conditions of the anti-graft body.
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode at the office of at the EFCC recently
In a telephone conversation with Signal.ng, spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren said Fani-Kayode had not met any bail conditions as reported in the media.
When asked, Uwujaren said: “Which administrative bail conditions did he meet? What I can tell you is that we are holding the man with a valid remand warrant and what that means is that work is still ongoing on his case”.
A statement by Fani-Kayode’s special assistant on media, Jude Ndukwe, yesterday, May 20, indicated that the EFCC has moved Fani-Kayode, to Lagos for further investigation.
Ndukwe informed the press that the commission did not give any reason for moving Fani-Kayode. According to Ndukwe, the EFCC were only trying to punish the former aviation Minister and keep him away from his family.
He said: “They just want to stress him, take him away from his family in order to break him.
“We do not know why he was moved, we just want to believe it is one of the antics of the EFCC to just harass him and keep him away from as many of his relatives and associates as possible.
“I don’t even think that there was any need for the transfer, if there was something they wanted to get regarding their investigation, they would have as well done in Abuja.”
Days before his arrest, Fani-Kayode had informed Naij.com during an exclusive interview, that he is interested in contesting for a political office in 2019.
Two weeks ago, some operatives of the EFCC surrounded the Abuja residence of Fani-Kayode, the siege comes few hours after a letter of invitation was sent to the former minister by the commission.
Fani-Kayode had immediately taken to his Facebook page to question the need for the siege, especially since he had been formally invited before then.