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Court Dismisses Fani-Kayode’s Suit Challenging His Detention

A suit filed by a former Minister of Aviation Mr. Femi Fani-Kay‎ode, seeking an order releasing him from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has on Wednesday been dismissed by the  Federal High Court  in Apo, Abuja.
Mr Fani-Kayode, the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation‎ for the 2015 election, ‎had filed the suit following his arrest by the EFCC on 9th May 2016 in respect to criminal allegations connected to diversion of funds meant for arms procurement to political campaigns.
Fani-Kayode was arraigned by the anti-‎graft agency alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, who was the Director of Finance of the campaign organisation‎ and others for money laundering before a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi who gave the judgment on the suit held that the legal action lacked merit.
The judge held that the detention was not illegal since it was backed by an order of the court.
Justice Adeniyi, however, faulted ‎the practice by the EFCC of arresting and detaining a suspect for the purposes of investigation.‎

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