ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), commenced the interrogation of former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on his alleged participation in fraud and money laundering.
Fani-Kayode in response to the Commission’s invitation on Friday, May 6, arrived at the anti-graft agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday at about 9.30am.
The former Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Committee Director of Publicity, who alighted from a black Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in a light-blue traditional attire waited for one hour before he was ushered in for questioning at exactly 10.30am.
“He was ushered in for interrogation at exactly 10.30am but what we are not sure is whether he would be allowed to go home today,” a source close to the former Minister said.
Fani-Kayode had last Friday, raised the alarm yesterday via his facebook page that officers of the anti-graft agency had laid siege on his Abuja home, shortly after sending him a letter inviting him for questioning on yesterday, May 9, 2016.
He had stated in his facebook page: “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 6th May. They said I should report on the 9th.”
“Can someone pl 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,” he added.
Meanwhile, part of the Letter of Invitation for the former minister, dated May 6, 2016, and signed by the Acting Head, CTGI/Pension Fraud Section on behalf of the Executive Chairman, read: “This Commission is investigating a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Fraud and Money laundering involving Joint Trust Dimension Ltd in which you featured prominently.
“In view of the above, you are requested to kindly report for an interview with the undersigned, scheduled as follows…
“The request is made pursuant to section 38 (I) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act 2004 and section 21 of Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011.”
Fani-Kayode who had earlier denied benefiting from the alleged fraud of the arms purchase deal involving the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, also said that he was not on the run from the EFCC.
The former Minister of Aviation was still under EFCC custody as at the time of this report.