Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, will be held in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) till on November 10, when the commission plans to arraign him.
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A source close to the agency had told Premium Times that Mr. Fani-Kayode would be charged for allegedly receiving about N26 million from a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki.
The source who sought for anonymity added that if granted bail on the same day, the EFCC will rearrest Mr. Fani-Kayode and slam fresh charges against him for allegedly collecting another N22 million from Mr. Dasuki.
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However, reacting to the rearrest, the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the former minister will be arraigned on November 10, but said the report of a re-arrest was a “mere rumour”.
“It is true he has been served (on the N26 million charge) and the case will come up on November 10,” Mr. Uwujaren said, adding that “the claim the former aviation minister might be arrested again on that day over new allegations of N22 million was a mere rumour.”
Also confirming the current situation of his principal, Jude Ndukwe, Fani-Kayode’s spokesman, on Tuesday, stated that he was aware of the plans by the EFCC to arrest his principal for the third time.
He said: “Yes, we’ve been hearing that they have several matters lined up for which they will use to continue to detain him indefinitely.”
“It’s a very dark moment for our country.”
“Don’t forget that when he was re-arrested outside the court about two weeks ago, the EFCC did so without a warrant of arrest or any detention order.
“Even if he’s granted bail 100 times, the EFCC will rearrest him 100 times.”
“Please let me repeat, the EFCC is a lawless organisation.”