A former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Femi Fani-Kayode, was on Tuesday arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos State.
According to Daily Independent, the 61-year-old former Minister was arrested by the anti-graft operatives at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi and later moved to a nearby EFCC office.
Fani-Kayode who was in court over his forgery trial was walking out after the case was adjourned till January 24, 2021, when he was approached by an EFCC investigator.
Fani-Kayode was said to be under investigation for alleged forgery and manipulation of documents.
Fani-Kayode had been having a running battle with the EFCC for some time and he was once remanded for 67 days in 2016 alongside a former minister of finance, Nenadi Usman.
The duo and two others were facing a 17-count offcharge of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion.