Obanikoro defends detained PDP chieftain

Continuing, the former chairman of the Lagos Island Local Government stressed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's investigations and actions are politically motivated.

Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode arrives at EFCC headquarters in Abuja on May 9, 2016.

In a recent interview, Obanikoro queried the rationale behind the incarceration of the former Aviation Minister saying he innocently got funds from the party and campaigned with it.

"Why did they lock up Femi Fani-Kayode? What did he do that their own campaign spokesman did not do? This is someone who had no idea how money for campaign was sourced. You also had a publicity secretary who paid the media just as Femi did and he’d never been invited for anything," Obanikoro said.

"He who comes to equity must come with clean hands. There’s a clear evidence that whatever the EFCC is doing now is just persecution, political persecution. They have gone from arms money to other things," he said.

The EFCC had arrested and charged Fani-Kayode to court over alleged “criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering.”


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