The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seems to have listened to the advice given by the former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode over an invitation to clarify disbursement of funds used for the 2015 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign. In a letter which was sent to the former minister on Friday, May 6, afternoon, the EFCC asked the former minister to report to its headquarters on Monday, May 9. The letter has also been acknowledged, Conquestonline.com has learnt. The special adviser on media to the former minister, Jude Ndukwe in a statement said said the commission in its letter dated May 6, was signed by Mohammed Umar Abba for the EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu. READ ALSO: Read what Fani-Kayode plans to do to a Nigerian Newspaper “The EFCC wrote a letter of invitation to my principal Chief Femi Fani-Kayode this morning asking that he report to their Abuja office on the morning of May 9th for a discussion. “The letter was dated 6th May 2016 and it was signed by one Mr. Mohammed Umar Abba on behalf of the acting chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu. “This is the first and only letter of invitation that Chief Fani-Kayode has received from the EFCC and it puts a lie to the shameful allegation that was being peddled around by the Nation newspaper that he had been served with an earlier invitation which he had shunned and that he was running and hiding from the commission. “The letter of invitation was delivered to his Abuja home and he has responded promptly through his lawyers by assuring the EFCC that he would make himself available on Monday morning to assist in their investigations,” Ndukwe said in a statement.
Meanwhile the Nation in a report on Wednesday, May 4, said the EFCC had launched a manhunt on the former minister. The newspaper said the former governor of Imo state, Achike Udenwa in an interrogation at the EFCC’s office implicated Fani-Kayode. The Nation’s report also said that the former minister had gone into hiding over allegations of receiving N840 million But Fani-Kayode in a reaction, denied having gone into hiding. He also advised the EFCC to invite him to make clarifications on money used for the 2015 Peoples Democartic Party campaign rather than criminalize him through the media Also through a letter from his lawyers, Fani-Kayode advised the Nation to retract its report and tender an apology over the allegation or face legal action.