We Neither Detained Nor Brutalised Fani Kayode's Wife - EFCC 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has denied claims that it detained and brutalised Precious Chikwendu, the wife of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

In a statement released to newsmen, the anti-graft agency said that it neither has an office in Ado-Ekiti nor carried out the alleged arrest or assault on Ms Chikwendu.

Recall that the news swept social media in a storm yesterday, after Fani-Kayode published a statement on his Facebook, alleging that the officers of the agency detained and brutalised his wife and son when she went to make withdrawals from the Access Bank branch in Ekiti. Fani-Kayode added that it took the intervention of the state governor, Ayo Fayose, before both mum and son were released.

Speaking with Naij, Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s spokesperson, explained that Ms Chikwendu’s  Access Bank account had been flagged following her husband’s case with the commission, and so any withdrawal must be questioned by the police. Uwujaren added that it was this process of questioning that the police was carrying out, with intent to release her, before Governor Fayose intervened.

Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode noted that he intends to sue the bank.

“We intend to sue the bank and to sue the EFCC for this illegal and wicked action,” he said. “They have no right to do this. If they want to see my wife all they need to do is to invite her. We have nothing to fear. They do not need to be so primitive and barbaric to people.‎”

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