The former minister of aviation was transferred to Lagos from Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) – The former minister’s spokesperson, Jude Ndukwe said no reason was given by the anti-graft agency for the transfer – Ndukwe said the transfer is one of the agency’s gimmicks to keep Fani-Kayode away from his family and associates.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has moved the former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode to Lagos for further investigation.
NAIJ.com gathered that the former minister who has been under EFCC’s custody since last Monday, May 9, was transferred to Lagos yesterday, May 19. Confirming the report, Fani-Kayode’s special assistant on media, Jude Ndukwe told NAIJ.com that no reason was given by the anti-graft agency for the former minister’s transfer. Ndukwe said the agency was trying to stress his principal in their hope to extract information from him. “They just want to stress him, take him away from his family in order to break him,” Ndukwe said.
He added: “We do not know why he was moved, we just want to believe it is one of the antics of the EFCC to just harass him and keep him away from as many of his relatives and associates as possible.” Ndukwe also said he does not believe the anti-graft agency had any need to move Fani-Kayode to Lagos. “I don’t even think that there was any need for the transfer, if there was something they wanted to get regarding their investigation, they would have as well done in Abuja,” he said. “So we see no reason why he should be moved to Lagos, except for their own ulterior motive. After having spent nearly two weeks in detention at the EFCC facility here in Abuja what are they planning to get from him in Lagos,” he added. The EFCC had in a letter dated Friday, May 6, asked the Fani-Kayode to report to its headquarters in Abuja for an ongoing investigation related to Joint Trust Dimension Ltd. However, since honouring the EFCC’s invitation on Monday, May 9, and also having met an administrative bail condition granted by the commission, the former minister has remained under detention. Efforts by NAIJ.com to get the commission’s reaction on the issue have remained futile; the EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren could not been reached for comments.
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