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EFCC quizzes Obanikoro, Fani-Kayode to sue agency over alleged arrest of wife, son

By Emeka Anuforo, Abuja   |   18 October 2016   |   2:24 am



A former Minister of State for Defence and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musiliu Obanikoro has reported at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Obanikoro, who has been out of the country for over one year, is being investigated by the EFCC over allegations of fraud.One of the allegations is the N4.75 billion arms funds.

He arrived in Lagos from the United States on Sunday and proceeded to Abuja where operatives of the agency were said to have questioned him for hours.

Obanikoro had previously accused the anti-craft commission of trying to discredit him and refused to honor their invitation.Meanwhile, the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has threatened to sue the anti-graft agency following the alleged arrest and detention of his wife and son in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital yesterday.

A press statement by Fani-Kayode said: “My wife travelled to Ado Ekiti to see my friend Governor Fayose and his family. They were on their way out of town when they went to a bank in Ado Ekiti. 

“When they got there my eight-month-old son Aragorn and wife Precious Chikwendu were illegally detained, brutalised and put under arrest by the EFCC.”

He said it was the Ekiti State governor who came to the bank premises to ensure the release of his wife and son.According to Fani-Kayode: “The EFCC has no reason to go after my wife. She has never had any business with me. She has never been formally invited by the agency or asked any questions about her transactions and neither have they written to her on any issue even though they are always sending letters to my house and sending people there.

“We intend to sue the EFCC for this 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.”

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