Femi Fani-Kayode arrested for the second time

Nigeria's former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode was today re-arrested.

Adeyanju Deji, former Director of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP announced the arrest this afternoon. According to him, Fani-Kayode was arrested outside the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos state.

It was gathered that Mr. Fani-Kayode was on Friday arrested by operatives of the anti-graft body, as he left the Federal High Court premises in Lagos.

It can be recalled that on May 9, 2016, the former Aviation Minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode honoured the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja on Monday morning in a police convoy.

The EFCC operatives had laid a siege to Mr Fani-Kayode’s residence on Friday but later withdrew after almost six hours.

Officers of the EFCC had visited his Maitama home at about 10:00am local time, inviting him for questioning on Monday, May 9, only to return at midday with armed men, seeking his arrest.

The EFCC said it was carrying out its functions, claiming that Mr Fani-Kayode had a case to answer over the Peoples Democratic Party’s election funds.

Mr Fani-Kayode said he was surprised at the turn of events after he had promised to show up with his lawyer on Monday.

He was the Director of Publicity for former President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP’s campaign Organisation before the general election of 2015.

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