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Femi Fani Kayode To Remain In Prison; Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging His Detention

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode is to remain in detention as a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja, has struck out a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the former Minister.

According to Daily Post, the spokesman of the Goodluck Jonathan 2015 Campaign Organisation‎ ‎had filed the suit in response to his arrest by the anti-graft agency on May 9, 2016 over allegation relating to diversion of funds meant for arms procurement to political campaigns.

Just yesterday, the commission arraigned him alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, who was the Director of Finance of the campaign organisation‎ and others before a Federal High Court in Lagos for money laundering.

Delivering judgment on Wednesday on the suit filed by Fani-Kayode to challenge his detention by the EFCC, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi held that the legal action lacked merit, adding that the detention was not illegal since it was backed by an order of court.

The judge, however, faulted ‎the practice by the anti-graft agency of arresting and detaining a suspect for the purposes of investigation.