Fani-Kayode gets EFCC bail

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The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has debunked claims of arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Fani-Kayode was on Tuesday a guest of the EFCC, spokesman of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed to newsmen.

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He was arrested and taken to the Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC over allegations of fraud, including forgery.

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The anti-graft agency had in 2016 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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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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However, hours after news of his arrest hit the public space, Femi Fani-Kayode took to his Twitter handle to debunk his arrest.

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“I was never arrested by the EFCC, I was invited and I flew to Lagos to see them.

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“I was invited and flew down to Lagos to see them. I arrived in their office at 2.00 pm and left at 8:30 pm,” he said.

FFK, as he is fondly called disclosed that he was invited by the EFCC, but was granted bail on self-recognition.

“They were very polite and professional. Thanks be to God.”

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