Saturday, 16 July 2016

Femi Fani-Kayode freed


Ex-Spokesperson to the ex- President Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode, has regained his freedom after spending over 65 days in detention for allegedly laundering of N4.9 billion.

His media aide confirmed the development. Recall that Mr. Jude Ndukwe, the Media Adviser to Fani-Kayode, on Monday, said Fani-Kayode has met all the bail conditions granted him by a Federal High Court in Lagos, last Tuesday. Fani-Kayode, former Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman and three others charged with money laundering, were granted bail by a Federal High Court in Lagos, in the sum of N250 million. Ndukwe in a statement stated that 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.

He however said Fani-Kayode was yet to be released owing to the delay by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to verify the filed documents.

The terse statement read: “Kindly be notified that 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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