Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Afenifere Releases Statement, Demands Immediate Release Of Fani-kayode

Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Monday, demanded immediate release of former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, who it said would be clocking his five weeks in the Economic and Financial Crimes and other Related Offences Commission (EFCC) cell, on Wednesday.

The group made this call in a release issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, saying
“Afenifere demands immediate release of Femi Fani-Kayode who will be clocking five weeks in EFCC cell on Wednesday. We are being told that EFCC is planning to get another detention order to continue his incarceration,” the statement said.
The group, while expressing concern about the continued detention of the former minister, said, “We are at a loss as to why EFCC announced to the whole world that he committed a crime by collecting campaign fund and holds him for five weeks without charging him to court.
“It is in the same country that EFCC accused one Jafaru Isa of collecting money for election and allowed him to go after a night in EFCC cell.

“Why is Fani-kayode situation different if indeed it is all about corruption and not a ploy to keep him out of circulation for his critical views, especially on the criminalities of the Fulani herdsmen,” it added. We demand that he be charged to court immediately or set free if there is no charge against him,” the group said.