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Femi Fani-Kayode EFCC might not release ex minister anytime soon

The agency said this during a court hearing on Thursday, June 2, 2016, before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, might not be released soon.

The anti-graft agency said they had to keep him in their custody, following new charges that came up during investigations.

The EFCC also explained that the new charges are different from the N800m which he allegedly received for the presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The agency said this during a court hearing on Thursday, June 2, 2016, before Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Fani-Kayode had filed a suit claiming the violation of his human rights, and also requested the court to order the EFCC to release him.

Opposing the suit, EFCC counsel - Mr. Salisu Majidadi, told Justice Adeniyi that the Lagos office of the anti-graft agency came up with a new charge against the former minister, adding that he needs to answer to them.

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi adjourned ruling on the case to June 29, 2016, after hearing presentations.

Femi Fani-Kayode, who was also the spokesman of the Goodluck Jonathan presidential campaign, was invited to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, May 9, 2016.

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