Ex-Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode‘s media aide has said the politician slumped in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
According to Fani-Kayode’s media aide, Jude Ndukwe, the PDP chieftain slumped while in detention barely 24 hours after his arrest.
In his words: “It is therefore little wonder that based on the history of his medical condition which the Commission is very much aware of, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode slumped while in detention on Saturday, 22 of October, 2016.
“But for the quick and professional intervention of the medical team in the EFCC medical facilities, the story could have been different, it could have been fatal,” he said
In a statement released on Monday, October 24, 2016, Ndukwe said though family and lawyers of the ex-Minister had raised concerns about his health when he was re-arrested, the EFCC ignored the concerns.
Ndukwe further said: “We made known our fears that Fani-Kayode’s life was in dire danger as long as he remained in EFCC custody or in the custody of any agency of the federal government based on discreet information available to us.
“This is apart from the fact that his health has been badly affected since his incarceration for a whopping 67 days based on some questionable ‘detention orders’.
“This fact is well known to the EFCC as Fani-Kayode’s lawyers have written several letters to the Commission reminding them of the health condition of the former minister of aviation,” Ndukwe said.
Ndukwe has called on the EFCC to release Fani-Kayode while warning that there would be consequences should anything happen to him in the anti-graft agency’s custody.