Finally, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, sent an invitation to former spokesperson of Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidential Campaign Organization and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.
The EFCC, in a letter, sent to Fani-Kayode’s Abuja residence, asked for his presence in the Abuja office of the anti graft body by 10.00am on Monday, May 9, 2016.
He is to explain his role in the presidential campaign funds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2015 presidential elections.
The letter was signed by Mr. Mohammed Umar Abba on behalf of the EFCC acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.
Fani-Kayode had said on Wednesday, that the EFCC had not for once invited him and that he was prepared to answer invitation any time it was extended to him, saying he was not afraid of the Commission.
Fani-Kayode is to be questioned over the N2.5 billion allegedly withdrawn illegally from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and paid into accounts of six chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Goodluck Support Group (GSG).
He is suspected to have received N840 million of the slush funds allegedly disbursed for the 2015 presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Former Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman and former Imo Governor, Achike Udenwa both of whom also got from the funds have already had their own sessions with EFCC interrogators.
Nenadi is believed to be the operator of an account, titled: “Joint Trust Dimension Nigeria Limited,” where a substantial part of the funds was lodged and disbursed to party chieftains.
The largesse, according to EFCC, was shared as follows: Fani-Kayode (N840million); Goodluck Support Group (N320million); Achike Udenwa and Viola Onwuliri (N350million); Nenadi Usman (N140million); Olu Falae (N100m) and Okey Ezenwa (N100million).
A letter forwarded to the ex-minister and signed by the Acting Head, CTGI / Pension Fraud Section, EFCC, Mohammed Umar Abba said: “This Commission is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering involving Joint Trust Dimension Limited in which you featured prominently.
“In view of the above, you are requested to kindly report for an interview with the undersigned, scheduled as follows: Monday 9th May, at Block B, Idiagbon House, 5 Fomella Street, off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 11, Abuja, by 10am.
“This request is made pursuant to Section 38(i) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2004 and Section 21 of Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011.”