By Ola Adeola
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has stated its story regarding the purported detention of former minister Femi Fani-Kayode’s girlfriend, Precious Chikwendu. Wilson Uwajuren, EFCC’s spokesman, makes the clarification in a statement.
Uwajuren clarified that Precious was not detained, but admitted an order was given to the bank to liaise with police station, from which she can get a bail.
“They were arranging to take the suspect to the police station when Governor Ayo Fayose stormed the bank with thugs and his personal security and forcefully secured the release of the suspect, with claims that the EFCC has no power to detain anybody in his state. He also vowed to close down the branch of the bank. “The said account, which had a balance of N 2,307,712.82 was flagged following investigation into the PDP Joint Trust fund when the Commission traced N1.1billion to the Zenith Bank account of Fani-Kayode. “It was discovered that the account had two biometric identification numbers, one for Fani-Kayode and the other (with BVN 2205597283)for Sonia Chikwendu. The same BVN is linked to two other accounts in Diamond bank and 15 accounts in Guaranty Trust Bank”, the statement said.