EFCC Releases Statement Over Attempted Arrest Of Femi Fani-Kayode’s Wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has revealed why it tried to arrest and detain wife of Femi Fani-Kayode in Ekiti State.

Following alleged attempt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest and detain, Chikwendu Sonia, wife of Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode in Ekiti State, Spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren has given details of the encounter.

Giving the commission’s side of the story, Uwujaren said, “Contrary to the media spin about the purported arrest of mother and child, a certain Chikwendu Sonia today 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.

“She was intercepted by the bank while the Commission was notified but because it was late, the EFCC advised that the suspect be taken to the police station for processing and release on bail.

“They were arranging to take the suspect to the police station when Governor Ayo Fayose stormed the bank with thugs and his personal security and forcefully secured the release of the suspect, with claims that the EFCC had no power to detain anybody in his state. He also vowed to close down the branch of the bank.”

According to EFCC, “The said account, which had a balance of N 2,307,712.82 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 2 other accounts in Diamond bank and 15 accounts in Guaranty Trust Bank”

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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    An initio the lady told us she had just 200k now the EFCC is saying another thing.
    All I know is that EFCC can’t be acting without any piece of information which with the help of further investigation will prove if such information is true or false.

  • WillieBravo

    Still on the politricks!!!

  • Olovo Obinna

    This statement contradict The lady’s own story ,,so I wonder.. Who is telling d truth… For me I think the efcc are d once lying here…..
    Late as at what hour and how come an account frozen by efcc was activated recently by her and nothing happen…. Hmmm

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  • emekachilaka

    There is nothing good about this so called EFCC