A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has regained freedom from detention at the cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Kuje prison after spending twenty four days.
Mr Fani-Kayode’s release was announced in a statement by his spokesman, Jude Ndukwe, who said he gave thanks to God and Nigerians who were with him during the travail.
A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Ndukwe read:
Mr Fani-Kayode was initially held in a detention facility at the office of the anti-graft agency in Abuja before he was moved to Kuje prison.
Mr. Fani Kayode, who served as the spokesman for the failed re-election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, had been facing a 17-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion before he was re-arrested on Friday, October 21 by operatives of the anti-graft agency.
He had so far spent 91 days in detention.