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Fayose visits Fani-Kayode in EFCC detention

Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, addressing journalists after he paid unscheduled visit to Chief Femi Fani-Kayode at the EFCC headquarters, in Abuja, on Tuesday. PHOTO: SUNDAY OSUNRAYI.

EKITI State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday, paid a solidarity visit to a former aviation minister and director of the defunct Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, at the detention facility of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

Governor Fayose, who dressed in a pair of  trouser and shirt with a fez cap, arrived at the EFCC headquarters at Wuze 2, Abuja, around 3 45p.m. and departed about 45 minutes later.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after, Fayose condemned the continued detention of Fani-Kayode, despite the fact that he had earlier been granted bail by the court, saying the action of the EFCC was vendetta.

Governor Fayose. who said Fani-Kayode was in the good spirit when he met him, however, declared that he could not attest to “how the state of his accommodation is,” as they only met inside an office within the EFCC.

He, however, called on the Federal Government and the EFCC to stop playing god and allow the former minister to enjoy the bail earlier granted to him by the court.

While the governor said “Fani-Kayode is a responsible man who won’t jump bail,” he questioned the rationale behind his continued detention, since the EFCC had  resolved to arraign him tomorrow.

Speaking on his mission to the commission, he said “I am here to visit and identify with my friend, Chief Fani-Kayode. I came to Abuja yesterday and I am being my brother’s keeper. I felt that within the 24 hours that I will spend in Abuja, I have to visit him.”