FFK was summoned for questioning at the EFCC office on Monday, and said that he thought the money allocated to him for the handling of former president, Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign was sourced from private individuals.
The former minister, who is presently being held by the EFCC, was Campaign Chairman for Ex-president Goodluck under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
He took to Facebook at about 2:22AM on monday night to express his frustration saying:
“Who can battle with the Lord? Who can battle with the Lord? Who can battle with the Lord? I say nobody!”
Fani-Kayode, while speaking to reporters after his interrogation by the EFCC declared that he did not “knowingly” spend government money. In a seeming follow-up confessional statement, FFK declared:
“I served as the director of publicity of the Jonathan campaign organisation and I was told to set up an account for the directorate, which I did. I never received money from the CBN but like all the other directors, we received money from the director of finance”.
“I was assured that the funds were not public funds but were sourced from private individuals. I never knowingly spent government money all through. The money was spent specifically on the campaigns. The accounts were audited and we were commended by the President”.
The EFCC is investigating the source of funds used for Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign due to allegations that former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, had bribed INEC officials prior to the 2015 elections with funds running to $88 million.
Sources close to the EFCC report that Fani-Kayode is expected to return monies he collected, running to about N850 million. The EFCC having secured a remand warrant will keep him in custody until he makes the refund.