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Fresh reports filtering in has it that Nigeria's former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has been rearrested.

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.


NigerianEye learnt 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.

NE recalls 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.

Mr Fani-Kayode Released

On July 15, 2016, Mr Fani-Kayode was released from EFCC custody after meeting his bail conditions.

He was released at about 6:30pm in Lagos on Friday after over two months.

The former Aviation Minister, shortly after his release told Channels Television, “I give thanks to God that I am free after 67 days in detention.

“This was the worst experience of my life but God was with me all the way. I suffered immeasurably but I count it all as joy.

“I am innocent of all charges and I look forward to defending myself vigorously in court. These charges are politically motivated and I have been severely punished for my political views and criticisms of the government.”

Mr Fani-Kayode was arrested by the anti-graft agency over alleged 1.5 billion Naira fraud and has been charged alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman; a firm, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited; and one Jimoh Yusuf.

The Federal High Court had granted bail in the sum of 250 million Naira each, to Mr Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman and Danjuma Yusuf who are being tried by the EFCC for allegedly stealing and laundering about 4.9 billion Naira.

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  1. The Idi Amin of Nigeria will not rest until he has killed these pdp brave hearts. We are now living in the STATE OF NATURE, where the law of the jungle holds sway. What a pity. For having the guts to expose the truth and the rot in the present brutish and ethno/religious biased regime and having failed to incarcerate his wife and few months old child, we all expected this turn of events. What a country we live in.

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    1. Shut up mouth Omo Yanmiri jatijati.

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  2. Good work EFCC, anonymous 4:00pm there's many ways to leave the country instead of staying under Idi Amin regime or commit suicide nonsense we are satisfied with this government we will still vote him into power again by next coming election insha Allah. Useless anonymous your support for criminals is nothing but a shame to your Family idiot...

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    1. Gullible fool, it is u dat will commit suicide.

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  3. Just like GEJ predicted...there's no thing as war against corruption..this is a clear war against opposition party.,Buhari keep deceiving urself not us..

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  4. FFK , activists and jails go hand-in-hand, particularly the etho- religious activism with unpatriotic bias that u espouse! the people u attack will look for any legal excuse to make ur living not too comfortable. I guess u already know that.

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  5. The law made in Nigeria. Thieves and corrupt people beware.

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  6. let us all be sincere to ourselves. I am nt in support of stealing or corruption but I want sincere answers. of which FFK, Olisa Metuh, Sambo Sasuke, etc decamped to APC, will EFCC or another other law enforcement agency arrest them? will anyone hear about this looted money?

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    1. You are right because Amaechi that decamped from PDP to APC is walking freely inspite of all accusing fingers on him.

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  7. When these people were looting our treasury, they never believed it would come to an end. Anyway, pay back time is here. Return our common wealth.

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  8. When these people were looting our treasury, they never believed it would come to an end. Anyway, pay back time is here. Return our common wealth.

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    1. As if the treasury is not been looted as you speak...forget this people o

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    2. u alowed ethnicity 2 bcloud u even when its claring dat what we have now is nt fighting coruption bt silence those who speak about dis government. Ur tenses shows ur learned. Pls leave above board 2 c a clear picture of what is going on 2day. Olisah metuh dnt steal millions again bc his silence nw.

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  9. I think we should let those guys work.....EFCC my hero.

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  10. When thieves with gun arrests smaller thieves without gun

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  11. Gorefill group spokesmanOctober 22, 2016 at 1:12 AM

    It is unfortunate to know that citizens of the country Nigeria under Buhari administration are arrested and maltreated for airing their political views or criticism of the administration...Buhari is giving the word 'corruption' a new meaning...Democracy is Nigeria is threatened at every level. It's a shame

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  12. Dis is pure witch hunt I refued 2 be gullible

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  13. What is exactly wrong with arrest and prosecution of treasuries looters??

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    1. Mentioned one APC member that is clean from Tinubu, Ameachi, Fashola Audu Ogbeh etc. Once FFK et al cross carpets to APC, all these allegaywill be dropped. This is a pure move to silence d opposition and impose tyranny. Just watch it, what happened in Libya, Tunisia and Algeria will soon happen in Nigeria and gullible fellow like u will suffer.

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    2. U this MUMU Fred! U type go even steal #50 from your office. Idiot! Continue to live in GULLIBILITY Land.

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  14. PURE HATRED, this is never a war against corruption, what about TINUBU, AMAECHI, IBB, OBJ, EFCC refused to investigate these ppl bcos they are in APC . WITCH-HUNT IS ALL I SEE,,,,,,,I CANT BE GULLIBLE

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  15. I believe that by now Yoruba people must have known what is happening. They don't need to be told. We have seen how a certain region in Nigeria ruled for over 38 yrs keeping Nigeria a century backwards yet till now none of the have been arrested but only 6yrs of GEJ that Nigeria was looted yo non repairable state. I pity Yoruba people now. The worst is still coming to them cos Tinubu will still go down, next time in their life, they will see things in time the way the Igbos always see things. When we rejected APC, OBA wanted to drawn all of us in d Lagoon then, today they are hearing the sound, umu Biafra are still waxing strong.

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  16. Why Amachi has not been called for questioning. Speakers of the house with budget padding still having a nice time. Service chief in Army bought a property over one billion dollars... 😀😀 fighting courption

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