Lagos - The spokesperson of besieged former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has refuted media reports the ex-government official had not met his bail conditions as set by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Fani-Kayode has been in the custody of the EFCC since May for alleged corruption.
“Chief Fani-Kayode has since fulfilled the conditions for his bail but rather than take the honourable path of releasing him pending any charge brought against him, the anti-graft agency moved him from Abuja to Lagos where they obtained a questionable warrant to further detain him illegally for another three weeks,” said Jude Ndukwe, his spokesman.
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Ndukwe said the EFCC moves were a ploy to forcefully extract statements from Fani-Kayode that would implicate his principal, former President Goodluck Jonathan and other People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders he served as Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Campaign Organisation.
Ndukwe said it was worrisome that the activities of the EFCC had has reached an all-time low as they are insisting that the former Minister should name publishers, editors, journalists and bloggers he allegedly gave money to during the election campaigns.
“What has journalists who covered the PDP campaign as much as that of APC got to do with this? This is the height of it all!”
This is among contentious issues Ndukwe said showed the EFCC was compromised.
“The EFCC should allow Femi Fani-Kayode his freedom especially after having met their set bail conditions or charge him before a court of competent jurisdiction forthwith. He is not afraid to defend himself,”
It has been reported Fani-Kayode’s representatives had failed to pay US$1 million as part of bail requirements by EFCC.
- CAJ News