There was confusion at EFCC office today after former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was denied access to the commission's building.
L-R: Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja on Tuesday. Photo: Eniola Akinkuotu
A mild drama ensued outside the Tunde Idiagbon House, former head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission when operatives of the EFCC attempted to bar a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, from accompanying former Governor Ayodele Fayose into the premises, according to Punch.
However, Fani-Kayode who obtained an LL.B from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Masters degree from Cambridge University, convincingly told the operatives that he is a lawyer and had practised in Nigeria.
After challenging the security officials with his credentials, he was allowed in.
While going in, Fani-Kayode joked with the EFCC operatives that he ought to be allowed unto the premises at any time having spent 90 non-consecutive days in the custody of the commission in 2016.
“I am a regular customer here. You should know me by now,” he joked.
Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), who has been representing Fayose in court since his recent case with the EFCC began, also took three lawyers from his chambers into the EFCC building before leaving.