By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday besieged the Abuja home of the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode for 12 hours.
Fani-Kayode raised the alarm via his facebook page on the surrounding of his house by the officers of the anti-graft agency.
He disclosed that the Commission had earlier that day, sent him a letter inviting him for questioning on Monday, May 9, 2016.
He said: “Today the EFCC invited me to come their office on Monday. I have their letter. I agreed to be there. Now they have surrounded my house.
“The letter of invitation was served this morning and it was dated 6th May. They said I should report on the 9th.”
“Can someone please tell me why they are at my gate? They can’t even wait because they want to detain me so badly and keep me away for the weekend.
“I never refused their invitation. Why all this? I leave them to God,” he added.
THIDAY also confirmed from a source within the agency that a letter of invitation had been sent to Fani-Kayode and that their “men has been sent to secure the residence”.
In the same vein, the letter of invitation” dated May 6, 2016, was signed by the Acting Head, CTGI/Pension Fraud Section on behalf of the Executive Chairman.
Part of the letter read: “This Commission is investigating a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Fraud and Money laundering involving Joint Trust Dimension Ltd in which you featured prominently.
“In view of the above, you are requested to kindly report for an interview with the undersigned, scheduled as follows…
“The request is made pursuant to section 38 (I) of the EFCC (Establishment) Act 2004 and section 21 of Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011.”
According to the letter, Fani-Kayode is expected to be at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja by 10 am on Monday.
Sources said the EFCC operatives eventually left Fani-Kayode’s house in the evening.