The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has released on bail a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Fani-Kayode was seized and consequently taken to the Lagos Zonal Office of the anti-fraud organization for supposed control and fraud of a clinical report which he purportedly obtained to dodge his trial.
The former minister, it was assembled, after showing up at the Lagos office of the EFCC together with his legal advisor at around 1:05 pm, addressed a progression of inquiries from detectives of the anti-graft office.
Representative of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, who affirmed Fani-Kayode’s capture to the media using phone, didn’t give further subtleties and he didn’t reveal whether he would be allowed to go Tuesday night after cross-examination.
“Yes, he’s in our custody. But I can’t say whether he would be released this night,” Uwajaren told a correspondent.
But hours later, FFK posted via his official Facebook account that he has been released.
The former minister is standing trial over a supposed N4.6 billion misrepresentation before Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
He was charged together with a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, and two others on 17 counts of the scheme, tax evasion, and extortion.
At the last sitting of the court on October 13, the appointed authority had forced an expense of N200,000 on him because of his inability to show up before the court for his re-arraignment following the exchange of the former trial judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa.
Kayode in his post on Facebook said he was not arrested but invited and had been bailed on self-recognition.
He added that he was checking in at a hotel in Lagos.