|Fani-Kayode and wife, Precious with their son, Aragon|
In a statement released yesterday evening, former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who’s wife and son were ‘illegally detained’ at Access bank in Ekiti state on the orders of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with him rather than ‘harm and hurt’ his wife and 8-month-old son.
The embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, revealed that his family would have been arrested and “subjected to all manner of harm” were it not for the intervention of Governor Ayo Fayose.
“If Buhari wants to deal with me why doesn’t he face me like a man instead of trying to harm and hurt my 8-month-old son and wife.
“Had it not been for the intervention of Governor Ayo Fayose, they would have been taken them away and subjected them to all manner of harm and indignities simply because she is married to me.
“This was an account that has 200,000 naira in it and that has never had more than 500,000. She has operated it since 2005 and she stopped using it in 2013. The account has no connection with me and I did not know it existed till today.
“In an attempt to starve and harass me and my family, all my accounts and wife’s accounts have been frozen. Now they are resorting to arresting people’s wives and children for no just cause.
“I thank God for Gov. Fayose and the people of Ado Ekiti who stormed the bank and freed my wife from this illegal detention and attempt to kidnap them.
“Had it not been for the governor’s intervention and presence, the bank would have been burnt down by the crowd. My family have since left Ekiti state. This is Buhari’s Nigeria and we will resist his wickedness and tyranny.”
Fani-Kayode vowed to sue the bank and the anti-graft agency for the “illegal and wicked action”.
“They have no right to do this. If they want to see my wife, all they need to do is to invite her. We have nothing to fear. They do not need to be so primitive and barbaric to people.”