JUST IN: EFCC arrests Fani-Kayode for forgery
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode in Lagos.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the ex-aviation minister is currently under investigation for alleged forgery and manipulation of documents.
It was also learnt that the ex-minister, who rejoined the All Progressives Congress in September, was brought to the Lagos Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday.
The details of the allegations against him were sketchy but the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Fani-Kayode’s arrest by operatives.
“I think something like that happened,” he said and declined to comment further.
Fani-Kayode had been having a running battle with the EFCC for some time and he was once remanded for 67 days in 2016 alongside a former minister of finance, Nevada Usman.
The duo and two others were facing a 17-count of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion.