Mrs. Precious Fani-Kayode, the wife of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday evening in Ado Ekiti.
Mrs. Fani-Kayode, who was in Ado-Ekiti as a guest of Governor Ayodele Fayose, had gone to Access Bank branch in Ado Ekiti around 3pm for transactions when she was detained by officials of the bank acting on the orders of the EFCC.
It was gathered that she sensed something strange was going on when she was not being promptly attended to.
Upon inquiry from an official, she was told she was being detained on the instruction of the premier anti graft agency.
It then dawn on the nursing mother, who had come to the banking hall with her eight month old baby that she had to call for help.
The timely intervention of Governor Fayose secured her release as the state executive of Ekiti state stormed the bank with some of his supporters around 7 pm.
After the incident, Mrs. Fani-Kayode told pressmen that she was badly treated by the officials while her baby was denied food.
She said: “I’m not a politician and that account had been dormant for about five years. I only activated it last month in Port Harcourt.
“I decided to go to Access Bank to make some withdrawals when I was detained on the instruction of the EFCC.
“They told me account had been frozen and they were asked by the EFCC to arrest me on the spot.”