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Photo: EFCC lays siege at Fani-Kayode’s Abuja home

Gun-wielding operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, stormed the No 5, Zuma Close, off Aso Drive, Abuja home of  former spokesperson of Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign Organization and erstwhile Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.

Gun-wielding operatives of the EFCC laying siege at Fani-Kayode's Abuja residence on Friday. Photo: Eye-Witness
Gun-wielding operatives of the EFCC laying siege at Fani-Kayode’s Abuja residence on Friday. Photo: Eye-Witness

The EFCC, earlier, sent a letter to Fani-Kayode’s residence, demanding his presence in their Abuja office by 10.00am on Monday, May 9, 2016, to explain his role in the presidential campaign funds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 presidential elections.

The letter was signed by Mr. Mohammed Umar Abba on behalf of the EFCC acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Vanguard learnt that Fani-Kayode, in a letter through his lawyer, had assured the anti-graft agency that he would duly honour the invitation, even as he had severally insisted that he was not hiding from the EFCC, as he was yet to be invited for questioning.

However, reacting to the siege by the EFCC operatives, Fani-Kayode who took to his Facebook page to express his bewilderment said: “Today, the EFCC invited me to come their office on Monday. I have their letter. I agreed to be there. Now they have surrounded my house.

“The letter of invitation was served this morning and it was dated May 6. They said I should report on the 9th. Can someone please tell me why they are at my gate? They can’t even wait because they want to detain me so badly and keep me away for the weekend.

“I never refused their invitation. Why all this? I leave them to God.”


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