Sources within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) say the agency has launched a manhunt for a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
According to reports by The Nation newspaper, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode’s name appeared again while EFCC operatives were grilling former Imo State Governor Achike Udenwa over the disbursement of a huge sum of money during the 2015 presidential election.
The details of how the cash was disbursed are: Fani-Kayode (N840million); Goodluck Support Group (N320million); Achike Udenwa and Viola Onwuliri (N350million); Nenadi Usman (N140million); Olu Falae(N100m) and Okey Ezenwa (N100million).
EFCC rated Fani-Kayode as “the chief beneficiary” of the disbursement of the slush funds as he allegedly received N840million, paid in three tranches into his Zenith Bank, Maitama branch account with No.1004735721. Revealing details of the transactions from Mrs Usman company’s accounts to Fani-Kayode and others, the EFCC source said: “The first tranche of payment involving N350million hit the account on February 19, 2015.
Another N250milion was also paid into the account on February19, 2015 while N240million was similarly credited to the account a month later; precisely March 19, 2015. “The balance on this account as at 31st December, 2015 was N189, 402.72.”
Overtime, Fani-Kayode has said that he got the cash for campaign purposes and that he rendered and account of how it was spent. He never knew the source of the cash, he said.