In an official statement released last night by Jude Ndukwe, Special Assistant to the embattled Femi Fani-Kayode on Media, raised an alarm that the former Minister of Aviation, slumped in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday.
It was reported that the operatives of the EFCC had last Friday re-arrested Fani-Kayode outside the premises of the Federal High Court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos after attending his trial over an alleged fraud of N4.9bn before Justice Muslim Hassan.
According to a report by Punch newspaper, Ndukwe in the statement disclosed that his boss who was arrested as soon as he stepped out of the courtroom after the judge had adjourned further proceedings in his trial till November 14 and 15, 2016, had been on medication.
He said, “
Although Chief Femi Fani-Kayode had yet to complete the recovery therapy he was undergoing after spending the initial 67 gruelling days in the EFCC custody wherein he was also physically attacked by one of the commission’s agents, in deference to the law and the Commission, he painfully but willingly cut short his therapy and medical checks to attend court proceedings.
“One would have thought that these were enough to convince EFCC that Fani-Kayode was very willing to face his persecutors in court. But rather than be humane in their conduct, the EFCC hounded him for the umpteenth time on that fateful Friday and have since kept him in custody.
“It is, therefore, little wonder that based on the history of his medical condition which the commission is very much aware of, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode slumped while in detention on Saturday, October 22, 2016.”