Mrs Fani-kayode is not in our custody – EFCC

By Popoola Wasiu,

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied a report that her men made attempt to arrest the wife of Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode and son.

In a Press statement made available to BLACKFACE by her Head of Media & Publicity , Wilson Uwujaren, it was claimed that  one Chikwendu Sonia, who happen to be Femi Fani-Kayode wife, had attempted to withdraw money from an Access Bank account that had been placed on ‘Post No Debit’ Category, following the discovery of illicit cash flows into the account. She was however, intercepted by the bank with an intention to handed her over to the security agents but for quick intervention of Governor Ayodele Fayose, who secured her release.

Read  the full Press release below,

 

EFCC PRESS RELEASE

17/10/2016

EFCC Did not Detain Mrs Fani-kayode

The wife of Femi Fani Kayode and her child are not in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and were never detained by the Commission. Contrary to the media spin about the purported arrest of mother and child, a certain Chikwendu Sonia today attempted to withdraw money from an Access Bank account that had been placed on ‘Post No Debit’ Category, following the discovery of illicit cash flows into the account.

She was intercepted by the bank while the Commission was notified but because it was late, the EFCC advised that the suspect be taken to the police station for processing and release on bail.

They were arranging to take the suspect to the police station when Governor Ayo Fayose stormed the bank with thugs and his personal security and forcefully secured the release of the suspect, with claims that the EFCC had no power to detain anybody in his state. He also vowed to close down the branch of the bank.

The said account, which had a balance of N 2,307,712.82 was flagged following investigation into the PDP Joint Trust fund when the Commission traced N1.1billion to the Zenith Bank account of Fani-Kayode. It was discovered that the account had two biometric identification numbers, one for Fani-Kayode and the other (with BVN 2205597283)for Sonia Chikwendu. The same BVN is linked to 2 other accounts in Diamond bank and 15 accounts in Guaranty Trust Bank.

Wilson Uwujaren

Head, Media & Publicity

17th, October, 2016

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