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Femi Fani-Kayode, Confronted With Multiple Fraud Cases, Sent Into EFCC Custody

Loquacious former Minister of Aviation and Campaign Director of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign, Femi Fani-Kayode, has been remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), sources within the anti-graft body told SaharaReporters on Monday evening.  

Mr. Fani-Kayode was forced to present himself at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja today after uniformed agents stormed his home Abuja at the weekend.

During today’s interrogation, Mr. Fani-Kayode learned that the EFCC actually has three cases of financial crime against him.

“He will be in our custody for a few more days because we have multiple fraud charges against him,” the confidential source disclosed to our reporter.

Specifically asked whether Mr. Fani-Kayode’s was as confident in the interrogation room as he has been in public, the EFCC source would only say, “He now knows that he is in big trouble and that investigators have gathered a lot of evidence against him.”

The source then clarified that the agency will begin questioning Mr. Fani-Kayode on Tuesday concerning the second and third set of allegations against him.

The former Minister’s home was raided last Friday by EFCC agents on account of N840 million he allegedly received from then President Goodluck Jonathan a few days before the 2015 presidential election.

SaharaReporters learnt Mr. Fani-Kayode received a total of over N1.7billion from different sources during his stint as campaign director for ex-President Jonathan.

Corruption CRIME