Afenifere urges release of Fani-Kayode

Mr. Yinka Odumakin

Mr. Yinka Odumakin

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has called for the immediate release of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

It also asked that he should be charged to court immediately if there was a charge against or be freed unconditionally in the absence of any.

The anti-graft agency had obtained a court order to keep in custody the 2015 presidential campaign spokesman to erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan pending the conclusion of his probe on some alleged fraud cases before a formal arraignment in court.

A statement by Afenifere’s spokesman, Yinka Odumakin said: “We are being told that EFCC is planning to get another detention order to continue his incarceration.

“We are at a loss as to why EFCC announce to the whole world that he committed a crime by collecting funds for campaign and hold him for five weeks without charging him to court.”

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