The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have refuted claims that Mr Fani-Kayode’s wife and eight month old baby were being detained by the Commission.
This Clarification became necessary based on reports by Mr. Fani-Kayode that his wife and infant were arrested at an Ado-Ekiti branch of a bank thereafter detained by the EFCC operatives as she went there to withdraw some money.
Wilson Uwujaren,Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC had this to say about the claims, “Contrary to the media spin about the purported arrest of mother and child, a certain Chikwendu Sonia attempted to withdraw money from an Access Bank account that had been placed on ‘Post No Debit’ category, following the discovery of illicit cash flows into the account.
the lady was intercepted by the Bank due to the lien on the account, and because it was late after being informed EFCC adivsed that she be taken to a police station to drop her statement and then thereafter released on bail.
while this arrangement was being made Governor Fayose stormed the Bank with heavily armed individuals forcefully took Mrs Fani-Kayode claiming that the EFCC had no right to detain anyone in his State and also threatening to close down that branch of the Bank.
The said account which was under watch had a balance of N 2,307,712.82 and was flagged following investigation into the PDP Joint Trust fund when the Commission traced N1.1billion to the Zenith Bank account of Fani-Kayode. “It was discovered that the account had two biometric identification numbers, one for Fani-Kayode and the other (with BVN 2205597283)for Sonia Chikwendu. The same BVN is linked to two other accounts in Diamond bank and 15 accounts in Guaranty Trust Bank.
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