The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided the residence of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode even though he is still in their custody.
In a statement by his Media Adviser, Jude Ndukwe, the modus operandi of the EFCC “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.”
Ndukwe said in the statement that yesterday’s search would be “the fourth time EFCC operatives would be invading Chief Fani-Kayode’s residence in 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 anti-graft commission wrote to Fani-Kayode last week, requesting his presence at their offices to explain his role in the disbursement of 2015 election campaign funds
EFCC quizzes former minister, Shekarau
From Desmond Mgboh, Kano
Former governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, yesterday, honoured the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) regarding disbursement of 2015 election campaign funds.
He reportedly spent close to eight hours in the office of the anti graft commission in the state, Daily Sun was told. Sources said the former governor arrived the zonal office of EFCC, opposite Hajj Camp, in the morning and was reportedly picked up by an operative of the anti -graft commission in the morning.
It was also gathered that Shekarau was interviewed by operatives from the Intelligent Special Operation Squad of the commission.(ISOS)
It was gathered that the former minister insisted on his innocence and denied any complicity in the N950 million shared by the PDP in his Kano residence a few nights before the 2015 presidential elections.
As at yesterday evening time, an operative told Daily Sun that Shekarau was still in their office. However, his media aide, Mallam Sule Yau Sule, claimed his principal had left the office of the anti–graft commission in the state. He, however, confirmed that Shekarau was at the zonal office of EFCC to respond to “issues regarding what he knew about the shared presidential campaign fund”.
Efforts to get official position of the EFCC was unsuccessful as the spokesman of the commission, Mr. Wilson Uwugeren, did not pick calls to his two GSM lines. Another source he was out of town.