Tuesday, 8 November 2016

BREAKING: Fayose Visits Fani-Kayode In EFCC Detention; Read What He Said

Updated 9 November, 2016
Governor Ayodele Fayose paid a visit to Femi Fani-Kayode who is in the EFCC’s detention. 

The governor questioned why the former minster is still in detention even though he will be arraigned soon. 

He said he has the right to pay visits because even convicted people do Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has visited Femi Fani-Kayode who is being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). 

Gisthall reports that the Ekiti state governor visited the former minister of aviation on Tuesday, November 8, in Abuja.

Fayose said it was high time Fani-Kayode was released considering he has been granted bail by a court. He said: “The continued detention of the former minister was to demoralize him but unfortunately, the man was in high spirit when I met him.

“He is not worried, after all, a man must be brave. We share prayer together that this persecution will come to pass and it will surely come to pass. “I am here to visit and identify my friend, Chief Fani-Kayode. I came into Abuja yesterday and I am being my brother’s keeper, and I felt that within the 24 hours that I will spend in Abuja I have to visit him. 

“I met him in an office. They brought him in an office to see me. He is in good spirit. But when you state, there are two different issues. If you say state of mind, he is in good spirit. But I don’t have access to where he sleeps and the condition in which he is kept but speaking with, he is in good spirit. 

“It is obvious that the commission has made up their mind on charge him on the November 10. And it shows that they have made up their mind even before I visited him. He has been granted bail before and I would have expected them to allow him to go and come back since he didn’t run away. 

So I just believe that this over zealousness will cease and get better.” When asked about the stream of high-profile visitors to, Fayose said it was not uncommon for a person in detention to receive visitors. He said: “These people are only accused. 

An accused person are at liberty to be visited even people convicted are to be visited. They are human beings it is there right to be visited. “Are you saying that people should be locked away without access to family and friends? 

That would be abuse to human rights. There is a difference between being accused and found guilty. After from that even if you are found guilty people still have a right to visit you.” 


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