EFCC arrests Fani-Kayode over alleged forgery

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  • The Lagos state command of the EFCC has reportedly arrested former aviation minister and APC chieftain, Femi Fani-Kayode
  • Fani-Kayode’s arrest was said to have been confirmed by the spokesperson of the anti-graft commission, Wilson Uwujaren
  • The former minister is reportedly being probed for alleged manipulation and forgery of documents
  • Reacting shortly after the reported arrest, Fani-Kayode said he was only invited and had been granted bail based on self-recognition

Lagos, Nigeria – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation.

Daily Trust reported that the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Fani-Kayode’s arrest on Tuesday evening, November 23.

Femi Fani-Kayode wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: The Lagos state command of the EFCC reportedly arrests Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister, over alleged forgery. Photo credit: Femi Fani-Kayode Source: Facebook© Provided by Legit The Lagos state command of the EFCC reportedly arrests Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister, over alleged forgery. Photo credit: Femi Fani-Kayode Source: FacebookThe newspaper stated that Fani-Kayode was nabbed and subsequently taken to the Lagos Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency for alleged manipulation and forgery of documents.

The Punch also reported the arrest of the ex-minister who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in September.

It added the EFCC spokesman also confirmed Fani-Kayode’s arrest by operatives.

I was never arrested – Fani-Kayode

Shortly after the reports of the arrest, the former minister took to his Facebook, stating that he was only invited by the anti-graft agency.

He said:

“Just arrived at the George Hotel for dinner. I was never arrested by the EFCC. I was invited & I flew down to Lagos to see them. I arrived in their office at 2.00pm & left at 8.30pm. I was granted bail on self recognition. They were very polite & professional. Thanks be to God.”

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Forgery allegations against Fani-Kayode: EFCC begins fresh investigation

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Fani-Kayode was being investigated on a fresh case bordering on forgery before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) had stated that the Lagos command of the EFCC was expecting Fani-Kayode on Wednesday, November 24.

He was expected to answer questions on possible forgery of hospital documents to deceive the court handling his money-laundering case with a view to stalling the hearing. The anti-graft agency after receiving the defendant’s latest letter observed the trend in Fani-Kayode’s letters getting adjournments.

Court slams N200,000 fine on Fani-Kayode

Legit.ng also previously reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordered Fani-Kayode to pay a fine of N200,000 for being absent at his re-arraignment or stand the risk of having his bail revoked.

Justice Daniel Osaigor gave the order on Wednesday, October 13, saying that having gone through the court’s file, he observed five different letters by the defendant seeking adjournment on the same medical grounds.

When the case was called, Mrs Bilikisu Buhari announced the appearance for the prosecution. The prosecutor told the court that on July 15, the prosecution had moved the court to adjourn the matter for a re-arraignment of the defendants.

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