Yesterday night former aviation minister and outspoken Buhari critic Femi Fani- Kayode made it known that the EFCC had arrested his wife – Precious Chikwendu and their 8 month old son when she visited the governor of Ekiti state – Ayo Fayose,
yesterday Oct. 17.
However Sahara Reporters
is reporting that FFK sent Precious to Ekiti for the sole reason of
laundering money. They report that EFCC sources insist that Ms. Precious
Chikwendu was used as a front to open two fake bank accounts at Diamond
Bank and 15 bank accounts at Guaranty Trust Bank to launder funds for
Mr. Fani-Kayode during a time the ex-minister waxed strong as the chief
propagandist for Mr. Jonathan’s re-election bid in 2015.
Mr. Fani-Kayode is currently on trial for multi-billion naira money laundering before a Federal High Court in Lagos.
They also go on to report that Gov. Fayose of Ekiti State forced
Access Bank to shut down its operations in the state, after bank
officials prevented FFK’s wife from drawing funds from a flagged
Precious attempted to withdraw funds from an account
linked to slush funds provided by detained former National Security
Adviser, Dasuki. The account is part of the subject of Fani-Kayode’s
ongoing prosecution for fraud at a Federal High Court in
Lagos. Saharareporters learned that security officials concluded that an
account opened at Access Bank by one “Sonia Chikwendu Precious,” with
account number 0024425113, was linked to money laundering. The account
was flagged after security and anti-corruption agents determined that it
was one of the several accounts into which another former minister,
Esther Usman Nenadi, paid illicit funds. When Precious arrived at the
bank to withdraw funds, bank officials contacted agents of the EFCC. The
EFCC had earlier instructed the bank to alert security agents whenever
anybody showed up to carry out transactions with the account. After
freeing her from the bank, Mr. Fayose then marched back to the bank
premises to close down the bank, swearing that the bank would never
operate in Ekiti during the remainder of his tenure as governor.
Fani-Kayode on the other hand claimed that his wife and son had gone
into a bank to withdraw some money when they were arrested and detained
on the order of the anti fraud agency.
He wrote on his Facebook page,
This govt is sick and cowardly and so are the EFCC. If
you have a problem with me face me and leave my family alone. My wife
traveled to Ado Ekiti to see my friend and brother Gov. Fayose and his
family. They went to Access Bank in Ado Ekiti to get some money. When
they got there my 8 month old son and wife were illegally detained,
brutalised and put under arrest on the orders of the EFCC.
She has never had any business with me, she has never been formally
invited by the EFCC or asked any questions about her transactions and
neither have they written to her on any issue even though they are
always sending letters to my house and sending people there.
If Buhari wants to deal with me why doesnt he face me like a man
instead of trying to harm and hurt my 8 month old son and wife. Had it
not been for the intervention of Gov. Fayose they would have been taken
them away and subjected them to all manner of harm and indignities
simply because she is married to me.