The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arrested a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on new allegations of fraud. Fani-Kayode was arrested as he emerged from a courtroom where he’s been facing separate money laundering charges since June.
Deji Adeyanju of PDP, confirmed the development saying: “We were coming out of the court with Nenadi Usman and others when the EFCC officials said he must follow them to their office."
Fani-Kayode’s arrest comes days after his wife, Precious Chikwendu, was reportedly detained in a bank in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on allegations of running bank accounts that were under investigation.
Fani-Kayode had raised alarm on Thursday that the EFCC was plotting to arrest him as part of an alleged attempt by the government to silence him for remaining an unyielding voice of opposition.
His arrest is connected to the latest 17-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion filed by the EFCC in Abuja against him.