Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has slammed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for ‘arresting and detaining’ his wife, Precious and his eight months old son, Aragorn, at Ado-Ekiti.
The former spokesperson of the 2015 Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organistaion, on Monday narrated the incident in a statement.
“This govt is sick and cowardly and so are the EFCC. If you have a problem with me face me and leave my family alone.”
“My wife travelled to Ado Ekiti to see my friend and brother Governor Fayose and his family.
They were on their way out of town when they went to Access Bank in Ado Ekiti to get some money.
When they got there, my 8 month old son Aragorn and wife Precious Chikwendu were illegally detained, brutalised and put under arrest on the orders of the EFCC at a bank in Ado Ekiti today,” he said.
Fani-Kayode lamented that his wife ‘has never been formally invited by the EFCC or asked any questions about her transactions and neither have they written to her on any issue even though they are always sending letters to my house and sending people there’.
He noted that ‘the account has 200,000 naira in it and that has never had more than 500,000’, adding that the account has no connection with him and he was not aware it existed till today.
He added that he intend to sue the anti-graft agency while blaming President Muhammdu Buhari for his ordeals.
“We intend to sue the bank and to sue the EFCC for this illegal and wicked action. They have no right to do this. If they want to see my wife all they need to do is to invite her. We have nothing to fear. They do not need to be so primitive and barbaric to people”.
“In an attempt to starve and harass me and my family all my accounts and wife’s accounts have been frozen. Now they are resorting to arresting perceived enemies’ wives and children for no just cause”
“Had it not been for the intervention of Governor Ayo Fayose, they would have taken them away and subjected them to all manner of harm and indignities simply because she is married to me.
“I thank God for Gov. Fayose and the people of Ado Ekiti who stormed the bank and freed my wife from this illegal detention and attempt to kidnap them.
“Had it not been for the governor’s intervention and presence the bank would have been burnt down by the crowd. My family have since left Ekiti state”
“This is Buhari’s Nigeria and we will resist his wickedness and tyranny.”
“We intend to sue the bank and to sue the EFCC for this illegal and wicked action. They have no right to do this.”
“If they want to see my wife all they need to do is to invite her. We have nothing to fear. They do not need to be so primitive and barbaric to people,” he said.