In a release issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, Yoruba socio-cultural organization – Afenifere has demanded for the immediate release of former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, who was accused and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for further investigation into the alleged N1.5 bn fraud accusation leveled against him.
Afenifere says it was making the demand because it heard that EFCC was planning to get another detention order to ensure that Fani-Kayode was made to remain in detention. Part of the statement reads,
“Afenifere demands immediate release of Femi Fani-Kayode who will be clocking five weeks in EFCC cell on Wednesday. We are being told that EFCC is planning to get another detention order to continue his incarceration. We are at a loss as to why EFCC announced to the whole world that he committed a crime by collecting campaign fund and holds him for five weeks without charging him to court. It is in the same country that EFCC accused one Jafaru Isa of collecting money for election and allowed him to go after a night in EFCC cell. Why is Fani-kayode situation different if indeed it is all about corruption and not a ploy to keep him out of circulation for his critical views, especially on the criminalities of the Fulani herdsmen. We demand that he be charged to court immediately or set free if there is no charge against him.”