Aide Confirms Fani-Kayode Slumped In EFCC Custody


Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, slumped while in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Saturday and was promptly revived by a team at the EFCC’s medical facility.

The Special Assistant to the former minister on Media, Jude Ndukwe, raised the alarm in a statement On Monday night, adding that but for the quick response of the medical team, the story would have been different.

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“But for the quick and professional intervention of the medical team in the EFCC medical facilities, the story could have been different, it could have been fatal!

“We must commend the medical staff at the Commission’s medical facility. They were prompt in their response, and very impressive in their care.

“It is very heartwarming to know that some professionals have not allowed the political witch hunt and persecution of political opponents and perceived enemies taint their professional calling. We hope this extends to all facets of the Nigerian society.”

Operatives of the EFCC had last Friday re-arrested Fani-Kayode outside the premises of the Federal High Court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos.

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Fani-Kayode was picked up after attending his trial over an alleged fraud of N4.9bn before Justice Muslim Hassan.

He was arrested as soon as he stepped out of the courtroom after the judge had adjourned further proceedings in his trial till November 14 and 15, 2016.

Ndukwe said Mr. Fani-Kayode’s health condition had been communicated to the EFCC, and blasted the commission for re-arresting him.

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Fani-Kayode, who served as the director of media and publicity for the Goodluck Jonathan presidential election campaign team in 2015, had denied anyw rongdoing, and accused the Buhari administration of targeting him as part of a wider campaign to silence opposition politicians.