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EFCC dismisses alleged ill-health of Fani-Kayode

It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC has dismissed the alleged ill health of the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, calling it a publicity stunt aimed at preventing his arraignment.


The former minister who will be arraigned on November 10, is reported to have slumped in the custody of the EFCC.

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He is presently said to be mentally and physically stable.

A source also revealed that a former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, and former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, are still being interrogated by the anti-graft commission.

According to a source within the anti-graft agency, Fani-Kayode is to be arraigned on fresh charges bordering on criminal diversion of funds.

The EFCC source added that a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed was arrested on Sunday while the former presidential spokesperson, Dr. Abati detained on Monday.

The source said both men will be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded. The arrested former government officials are facing corruption allegations.

Mr. Fani-Kayode was arrested on Friday, October 21 by operatives of the anti-graft agency, as he left the Federal High Court premises in Lagos.

His arrest is in connection with fresh charges filed against him before a court in Abuja.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, former Finance Minister Nenadi Usman, and some others are facing a 17-count charge of money laundering to the tune of 4.9 billion Naira filed against them by the EFCC.

At the last sitting of the court, the EFCC had opened its case against them with the testimony of the first prosecution witness, the testimony of the witness will continue at the next adjourned date.

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