FANI KAYODE TO REMAIN IN JAIL OVER FRESH ALLEGATION, SAYS EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Thursday that it was investigating the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation for the 2015 election, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, for fresh allegation.

The anti-agency said the fresh allegation was different from the case of the N800m which the former Minister of Aviation allegedly received as campaign fund from the $2.1bn meant for procurement of arms.

It said this on Thursday before a High Court of the Federal High Court in Apo, Abuja, where it also disclosed that fresh petition received against the former minister by its Special Task Force in its Lagos office was what prompted it to move him from Abuja to Lagos.

Counsel for the EFCC, Mr. Salisu Majidadi, appeared before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, on behalf of the commission to oppose a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by Fani-Kayode, seeking an order releasing from the custody of the anti-graft agency.

But Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), who earlier argued his client’s suit, insisted that the commission having failed to present the fresh petition as exhibit before the court, showed there was no proof that there was any ongoing investigation of his client.

The judge after hearing both sides on Thursday fixed June 29 for judgment in the suit.

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