Important Lesson Nigerian Should Learn From The Arrest Of Fani- Kayode Few Months After Joining APC


Recall that Fani Kayode defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress party, APC few months ago. His defection attracted a lot of reactions from Nigerians because he was one of the people who criticized the administration of president Muhammadu Buhari. Fani Kayode used to condemn the administration of president Muhammadu and he had not seen anything good in president Muhammadu Buhari’ s administration and all of a sudden he joined the same administration and the party he used to condemn. This should come to people as a kind of surprise.

However, few months after Fani Kayode’ s defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC, he has been arrested for an allegation which has been under investigation right frombtje time he was minister of aviation.

According to he information made available on Tuesday, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani- Kayode, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Lagos.

Fani- Kayode was said to be under investigation for alleged forgery and manipulation of documents.

Our correspondent learnt that the ex- minister, who rejoined the All Progressives Congress in September, was brought to the Lagos Zonal Office of the anti- graft agency on Tuesd

The details of the allegations against him were sketchy but the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Fani- Kayode’ s arrest by operatives.

” I think something like that happened, ” he said and declined to comment further.

Fani- Kayode had been having a running battle with the EFCC for some time and he was once remanded for 67 days in 2016 alongside a former minister of finance, Nenadi Usman.

The duo and two others were facing a 17- count of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering to the tune of N4. 9 billion. They denied the allegations, and each of them was later granted N250 million bail.

One important lesson here is that people should not think that once a politician defects to the ruling, all his past crimes will be forgotten. Fani Kayode would have been forgiven if you think that joining the ruling party would make president Buhari drop a criminal case against you.


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