Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised the alarm over the alleged action of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to keep him in custody for “five years without trial.”
In the news over the weekend, that the Director of Publicity for the 2015 Presidential campaign of Goodluck Jonathan had recently alleged that an operative of the anti-graft agency, Kabiru Suleiman, had assaulted him for praying while in custody.
Fani-Kayose had also claimed that the commission allowed the said operative to go Scot free.
Spokesperson to the former Minister, Jude Ndukwe in a statement claimed that the pardon given to the operative was in line with the plan of the commission to keep Fani-Kayode in custody until he is killed.
Ndukwe alleged that Fani-Kayode is being made to suffer for attacking the current administration during the 2015 electioneering campaign period.
The statement reads, “An inside source said a senior operative of the EFCC had told Fani-Kayode to the hearing of those around that they would make sure he is kept in custody “for another 5 years without trial.”
“We will kill you and nothing would happen. He was said to have fumed without provocation.”
“The source who does not want to be named because of the sensitive nature of the matter further said it is only a miracle that could save Femi Fani-Kayode from the wicked plans to have him remain in the anti-graft agency’s custody as long as possible, and probably have him eliminated at a time when news about him would no longer be prominent in the media.”
“To confirm this, the source said Sulaiman Kabiru, the EFCC operative who physically assaulted Femi Fani-Kayode over the weekend would not be punished for his recalcitrant behavour towards a person in their custody.”
“The source further said he feared for Fani-Kayode’s life if he is continually detained without trial as EFCC operatives whose staff are majorly Muslims and of the northern origin harbor some inexplicable hatred for him for daring to criticize the policies and leadership style of president Buhari who they consider as their own.
“The plan, according to our reliable sources, is for Fani-Kayode to be “punished” for his comments on national issues rather than for corruption as widely reported.”