The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, over allegation of forgery and manipulation of documents.
It was learnt that the former minister was arrested yesterday to answer questions on possible forgery of hospital documents to hoodwink the court handling the case against him on money laundering with a view to stalling hearing.
He is currently being grilled at the Lagos office of the commission. EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest of the former minister to newsmen.
The anti-graft agency had charged Fani-Kayode alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman. Also charged is Yusuf Danjuma, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), and a company, Jointrust Dimentions Nig. Ltd.
In a related development, the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC has secured 13 convictions before different Justices of the Federal and State High Courts in Ibadan and Osogbo, the capital cities of Oyo and Osun states.
The convicts were prosecuted on separate charges. Justice Uche Agomoh of Federal High Court, Ibadan, found Sowunmi, Olawale, Omolade and Badmus guilty of impersonation, contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(1) Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b) of the Act.