Counsel to Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation and director of Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) yesterday told an FCT High Court, Apo, Abuja that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asked his client to produce $1million as part of his bail term, which he has not been able to meet.Adedipe told Justice Olukayode Adeniyi during the hearing on the violation of fundamental rights suit filed against the EFCC that Fani-Kayode was offered bail by the EFCC but he has only been able to meet part of the conditions.
Adedipe alleged that the remand of Fani-Kayode by the EFCC is a violation of his fundamental human rights and his detention since May 9, 2016 is unconstitutional as he is being held without being charged for financial crimes against the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Adedipe further told the court that Fani-Kayode has never said he did not receive the money (N800m) in question. He was the Director of Publicity for the Presidential Campaign Organisation of the former president Goodluck Jonathan who paid him the money.
Counsel to the respondent EFCC, Salisu Majidadi, informed the court that a remand order from a Magistrate Court in Lagos has been attached to a better and further affidavit and written address put forward before the court which they would rely on.
Justice Olukayode, after hearing the arguments and submissions of the both counsels adjourned till June 29, 2016, for judgment in the fundamental rights suit against the EFCC by Fani-Kayode.