Fayose Visits Fani-Kayode In EFCC Detention


The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday described the continued detention of the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) an act of vendetta.

The governor stated this while speaking with journalists after visiting Fani-Kayode where he is currently detained by the anti-graft agency in Abuja as he called on the federal government to stop playing god and allow the former minister to enjoy bail earlier granted to him by the court.

The governor who arrived at the EFCC office at 2:15pm and left at 4:30pm questioned the rationale behind the former minister’s continued detention since the EFCC has resolved to arraign him on November 10.

“The continued detention of the former minister was to demoralize him but unfortunately, the man was in high spirit when I met him.

“He is not worried, after all, a man must be brave. We share prayer together that this persecution will come to pass and it will surely come to pass.

“I am here to visit and identify my friend, Chief Fani-kayode. I came into Abuja yesterday and I am being my brother’s keeper, and I felt that within the 24 hours that I will spend in Abuja I have to visit him.

“I met him in an office. They brought him in an office to see me. He is in good spirit. But when you state, there are two different issues. If you say state of mind, he is in good spirit. But I don’t have accept to where he sleeps and the condition in which he is kept but speaking with, he is in good spirit,” he said.

“It is obvious that the commission has made up their mind on charge him on the November 10, the governor continued, and it shows that they have made up their mind even before I visited him. He has been granted bail before and I would have expected them to allow him to go and come back since he didn’t run away. So I just believe that this over zealousness will cease and get better.”



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