How Governor Fayose stormed bank with thugs and forcefully released Mrs Fani-Kayode – EFCC explains

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It was gathered that 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, the commission has said.


The clarification follows claims by the former minister that his wife and eight-month-old baby were arrested at an Edo-Ekiti branch of a bank and detained by EFCC operatives as she went there to withdraw some money.

Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said, “Contrary to the media spin about the purported arrest of mother and child, a certain Chikwendu Sonia 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.

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” 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 has no power to detain anybody in his state. He also vowed to close down the branch of the bank.

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“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 two other accounts in Diamond bank and 15 accounts in Guaranty Trust Bank.

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9 thoughts on “How Governor Fayose stormed bank with thugs and forcefully released Mrs Fani-Kayode – EFCC explains

  1. If this story was the true reflection of what actually transpired, then,I will condemn the role played by Mr Fayose. He should know that he is representing Ekiti people and should do the people proud at all times

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  2. With the kind of behavior exhibited by Mr. Fayose, the chief thug of Ekiti state, he has no iota of moral fibre to talk about any form of high handedness in the past or present regime of the current Nigerian president. If this man ( Fayose ) had the kind of power that PMB had in his past regime in 1983 - 1985, he would have turned this country into a banana republic that would most likely be worse than the inglorious despot Idi Amin's Uganda.

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  3. It is quite unfortunate the way the so called governors are putting the country into ridicule. The other day it was Wike and now Fayose. By their fruits you shall know them...... This is not rascality but lack of integrity coupled with ignorance.

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  4. No one is as lawless as this government. It is what they sowed that they have started reaping. They are holding people in custodies against court orders. Since they know that the accounts received proceeds from criminal activity, why did they not arrest the account owner before now? Why wait at the bank for her. So if she did not show up at the bank, that closes the case?

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  5. Fayose can not escape from this nonsense. It just a matter of time thuggery does not pay.Fayose good name is better than gold and silver. Remember your children because of tomorrow

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