Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode Re-Arrested By EFCC.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today, Friday, October 21, 2016 re-arrested former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
Fani-Kayode who was in court for his trial over an alleged fraud of N4.9bn was re-arrested shortly after stepping out of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos.
His re-arrest confirms his fears that made him disclose yesterday that the agency planned to re-arrest and detain him for what might be a very long time.
In a statement on Thursday, October 2o, Mr. Fani-Kayode alleged that there were strong indications that he would be re-arrested by EFCC.
According to him, they were already making plans for the arrest even though he had been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos.
“I have been reliably informed by my sources within the EFCC that they are planning to re-arrest and detain me for as long as possible once again even though I have been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos.
“Fresh charges were filed against me by the EFCC at the Federal High Court in Abuja on July 7.
“The allegations border on a baseless allegation and false claim that I received N26million naira from the NSA’s office in 2014.
“These are politically-motivated charges and there is no truth in or substance to them whatsoever.”
He said the commission was desperate to keep him out of circulation and off the streets.
Mr Fani-Kayode added that he had been reliably informed that the Presidency had ordered them to ensure that that is the case.
Femi Fani-Kayode Re-Arrested By EFCC
Apart from himself, the former minister also said the EFCC also planned to arrest his wife and his eight-month-old son.
He alleged that this was just to hurt and spite him even though they had by no means done nothing wrong.
He, however, boldly declared:
“I am not scared or intimidated and I urge them to do their worse and let God judge between us.
“The more evil they do to me, the more the coals of fire will pour on their heads.
“Also the more the President will continue to fail woefully and have all manner of strange and inexplicable problems.
“Wickedness and wicked men never last. No matter what they do to me that is my consolation.
“They are bullies and cowards and they have no shame.”