EFCC reportedly arrests Fani-Kayode for Forgery


A former Minister of Aviation in Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, has been reportedly arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos.

It was gathered that Fani-Kayode was under investigation for alleged forgery and manipulation of documents.

According to Punch, the ex-minister was brought to the Lagos Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency on Tuesday.

The details of the allegations against him were not clear 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 issues seeing with the EFCC for some time and he was once remanded for 67 days in 2016 alongside a former minister of finance, Nenadi 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.

They denied the allegations, and each of them was later granted N250 million bail.