Femi Fani-Kayode has been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos State where he appeared today. This arrest comes as a shock as he had been granted bail by the Federal high court in Lagos. The former Aviation Minister had said in a statement that EFCC was planning to re-arrest him.
He had said, “I have been reliably informed by my sources within the EFCC that they are planning to re-arrest and detain me for as long as possible once again even though I have been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Lagos.
“Fresh charges were filed against me by the EFCC at the Federal High Court in Abuja on July 7. The allegations border on a baseless allegation and false claim that I received N26million naira from the NSA’s office in 2014.
“These are politically-motivated charges and there is no truth in or substance to them whatsoever.” Fani-Kayode added that the case had been assigned to a judge and the date for arraignment had been set for November 10 before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
He said the commission was desperate to keep him out of circulation and off the streets, adding that he had been reliably informed of what the anti-graft agency was asked to do by the Presidency.
Apart from him, he said that the EFCC was also planning to arrest his wife and his eight- month old son just to hurt and spite him even though they had done nothing wrong
Femi Fani-Kayode is being re-arrested on a fresh count charges.