Fani-Kayode Awaits EFCC Verification To Regain Freedom, Meets Bail Conditions


Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has “met the conditions” for the bail granted him by a federal high court, sitting in Lagos.

However, he still has to wait to see how soon he regains freedom.

The director of media and publicity in the campaign organisation of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, a former finance minister, and Danjuma Yusuf on money laundering charges.

They were granted a bail of N250 million each on July 4.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had slammed on the defendants, a 17-count charge bordering on unlawful retention, unlawful use and unlawful payment of money to the tune of N4.9 billion.

Jude Ndukwe, media adviser to Fani-Kayode, in a statement on Monday, notified the public that his principal is “waiting for the EFCC” to facilitate his release.

“Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has met all the conditions for his bail and the relevant documents have been duly filed and submitted at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

“We are now waiting for the EFCC to verify the documents after which he would be released. Despite the fact that he has been locked up for the last 62 days he remains confident, strong, healthy and in very high spirits.

“He misses his family very badly, especially his five-month-old son Aragon, and he looks forward to coming home to be with his family, friends and loved ones.”


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