The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday apprehended Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation.
The anti-graft agency said the former minister was arrested over fraud and forgery.
In a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, the commission disclosed that the APC chieftain has been taken to its Lagos zonal command.
The anti-graft agency, In 2016, arraigned Fani-Kayode, a member of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign team, alongside Nenadi Usman, a former minister of state for finance, on a 17-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and diversion of N4.9 billion.
Others listed as defendants are Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited.
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At the last sitting in October, the federal high court in Lagos had awarded a fine of N200,000 against the former minister for his absence in court to take his plea in the alleged N4.6 billion fraud.
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The matter was adjourned till November 30, 2021, for the re-arraignment of the defendants.
Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode’s arrest comes weeks after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).