EFCC traces N22m to firm linked to Fani-Kayode

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It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating a company, ICON Environmental Cleaners, said to have link to the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode.


A top operative of the commission, on Tuesday, said the operatives of the commission had traced N22m to the firm during investigation.

It was further gathered that operatives of the anti-graft agency were screening documents received from a bank to ascertain the role of one Mr. Oke in the transaction.

The source said the commission was making moves to come up with fresh charges against the former Director of Publicity of the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign Organisation.

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The source stated that the commission believed Fani-Kayode received funds from the ONSA for purposes not stated.

It was stated that the commission had not confronted the ex-minister with the fresh evidence.

The source added that the EFCC was investigating the former minister in connection with N26m said to have been received through a police orderly on November 21, 2014.

It was stated that the voucher for the payment of the funds did not state the purpose for the payment.

The operative said when Fani-Kayode was confronted with the transaction, he denied submitting a proposal or receiving the money from the ONSA.

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It was further stated that the operatives confronted him with the evidence of a picture of his police orderly collecting the money.

The operative also accused the former minister of refusing “to adhere to the terms of the administrative bail granted to him by the EFCC, part of which required him to come and sign at interval.

The commission is prosecuting the former minister for receiving over N800m from ex-Minister Nenadi Usman.

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