Ex-Minister regains freedom after 24-days in detention

Olufemi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation has regained freedom after spending 24-days behind bars.

 

The ex-minister made this known via Twitter on Monday, November 14, 2016.

"Thanks be to God. After another 24 days in  detention I am finally out. Thanks for all ur love, prayers and support. We shall prevail," he wrote.

Fani-Kayode who served as spokesman for the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation has been facing a 17-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion before he was re-arrested on Friday, October 21 by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was also re-arraigned on fresh charges bordering on corruption, criminal breach of trust and diversion of funds by the EFCC.

Fani-Kayode however pleaded not guilty to the five-count charge.

The Federal High Court in Abuja had on Thursday, November 10, 2016 granted Fani-Kayode a bail of N50 million. He was also required to provide a surety in like sum as part of the bail requirements.

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