Fani-Kayode back in EFCC net

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Femi Fani-Kayode has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for fraud.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, confirmed the development to newsmen on Tuesday.

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The former minister is said to have been arrested and taken to the Lagos zonal command of the EFCC over allegations of fraud and forgery.

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In 2016, the anti-graft agency arraigned Fani-Kayode, a member of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign team, alongside Nenadi Usman, a former minister of state for finance, on a 17-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and diversion of N4.9 billion.

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Others listed as defendants are Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited.

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At the last sitting in October, the federal high court in Lagos had awarded a fine of N200,000 against the former minister for his absence in court to take his plea in the alleged N4.6 billion fraud.

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The matter was adjourned till November 30, 2021, for the re-arraignment of the defendants.

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Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode’s arrest comes weeks after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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