Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, will be arraigned in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on November 10.
According to sources at the anti-graft agency, the former spokesperson for the re-election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan, will remain in custody until his arraignment.
Mr. Kayode was arrested on October 21, for allegedly receiving N26 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
However sources close to the EFCC revealed that the anti-graft agency is planning to re-arrest and slam fresh charges against the former aviation minister on that same day, for allegedly collecting another N22 million from the former NSA, as part of the $2.1 billion arms deal.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, has however dismissed suggestions that Mr. Kayode will be rearrested on November 10, describing the report as a “mere rumour”.
“It is true he has been served (on the N26 million charge) and the case will come up on November 10,” Mr. Uwujaren said, “The claim the former aviation minister might be arrested again on that day over new allegations of N22 million was a “mere rumour.”
Fani Kayode’s spokesman, who also confirmed the EFCC’s plot to re-arrest his boss for the third time, described the agency as a “lawless organisation”.
“Yes, we’ve been hearing that they have several matters lined up for which they will use to continue to detain him indefinitely,” Mr. Ndukwe said. “It’s a very dark moment for our country.”
“Don’t forget that when he was re-arrested outside the court about two weeks ago, the EFCC did so without a warrant of arrest or any detention order.
“Even if he’s granted bail 100 times, the EFCC will rearrest him 100 times,” Mr. Ndukwe said. “Please let me repeat, the EFCC is a lawless organisation.”