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EFCC Storms Fani-Kayode’s Residence Again

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[caption id="attachment_8266" align="alignnone" width="600"]EFCC Operatives at Femi Fani-Kayode’s Asokoro resident[/caption]

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, stormed the residence of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode again.

Fani-Kayode, who was the Director of Publicity for Jonathan’s campaign organization, was said to have received N840m from the Director of Finance, of the organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman in January, 2015 before the presidential election.

Recall than in less than a week ago, the officials of the anti-graft agency had stormed his house, after inviting him for questioning at their Abuja office.

Fani Kayode, who honoured the invitation on Monday, was however kept in their custody as the EFCC secured a remand warrant to further detain him.

But in a latest development, his media aide, Jude Ndukwe, in a statement issued on Thursday night, said the EFCC invaded the former minister’s house in his absence and even without a warrant.

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The statement read: “Earlier today (Thursday), the EFCC invaded the residence of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode even when he was still in their custody.

“What miffed us most was their mode of operation which was forceful, provocative and dangerous as they wielded their guns with needless threats.

“The worst is that the invasion was without a warrant as they forced their way in, and after terrifying all the staff at home including the infant, they whisked the laundry man away even though he was later released.

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“This is the fourth time the EFCC operatives would be invading Chief Fani-Kayode’s residence just under a week.

“We condemn this act of executive lawlessness, harassment and intimidation.

“Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has served this country even at the highest levels and he deserves some courtesy.

“We call on the EFCC to endeavour to carry out their functions within the ambit of our laws and stop brazenly betraying the fact that Chief Fani-Kayode is under persecution. The world is watching!”