Operatives of the EFCC on Friday ignored its own invitation sent to a former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode to report to its office on Monday for questioning, but instead stormed his residence, ostensibly to effect his arrest.
This prompted the former minister to take to social media to cry out for help, lamenting his ordeal in the hands of the anti-graft agency.
And help did come as journalists began to arrive the street to record the happenings, prompting the operatives to take their leave.
A source at the EFCC however stated that operatives stormed the residence based on information that Fani-Kayode was inside, and that they had to move there since they had been trying to locate him for some time now.
He said: “We have been looking for him and now that we have located him, we mobilised our men to effect his arrest.
“It has become necessary to arrest Fani-Kayode before his interrogation begins on Monday. Some of those involved in the N2.5 billion scandal are already with us.”
The former minister on sighting the operatives, took to his Facebook page saying, “Today (Friday), the EFCC invited me to come to their office on Monday. I have their letter. I agreed to be there. Now they have surrounded my house.
“The letter of invitation was served this morning and it was dated May 6. They said I should report on the 9th. Can someone please tell me why they are at my gate? They can’t even wait because they want to detain me so badly and keep me away for the weekend.
“I never refused their invitation. Why all this? I leave them to God.”
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