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Fani-Kayode freed after 67 days in detention

Fani-Kayode freed after 67 days in detention
July 15
21:04 2016

Femi Fani-Kayode, spokesman of the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has regained freedom after 67 days in prison custody.

Jude Ndukwe, spokesman of Fani-Kayode, confirmed it late Friday.

“He has been released this evening,” he told TheCable.

The PDP chieftain was detained at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on May 9, after turning himself in based on an invitation from the agency.

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He was later flown to Lagos, where he was arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, former minister of education, on a 17-count charge of money laundering.

EFCC had accused the duo, and two others, of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion.

They denied the allegations, and each of them was later granted N250 million bail.

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Ndukwe had earlier issued a statement to say Fani-Kayode had fulfilled his bail conditions, but waiting for the EFCC to facilitate his release.

“Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has met all the conditions for his bail and the relevant documents have been duly filed and submitted at the Federal High Court in Lagos,” Ndukwe had said.

“We are now waiting for the EFCC to verify the documents after which he would be released. Despite the fact that he has been locked up for the last 62 days he remains confident, strong, healthy and in very high spirits.

“He misses his family very badly, especially his five-month-old son Aragon, and he looks forward to coming home to be with his family, friends and loved ones.”

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