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Former Aviation Minister arrested by EFCC

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (EFCC), has been taken into custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The anti-graft agency tweeted that the former minister arrived at its headquarters at 9: 35am on Monday.

Fani-Kayode is being investigated for allegedly receiving money meant for arms purchase from the office of the former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

A letter inviting him to the commission for questioning read in part: “This commission is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering involving Joint Trust Dimension Ltd. in which you featured prominently. In view of the above, you’re requested to kindly report for an interview with the undersigned.”

‎Last Friday, operatives of the EFCC besieged the residence of Fani-Kayode for at least eight hours.

Source: The Cable