A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, operates at least 15 accounts with GTBank and two with Diamond Bank, the anti-graft agency, EFCC, implied in a statement on Mondayevening.
The commission said this in response to Mr. Fani-Kayode’s claim that it tried to arrest his wife and toddler in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Mr. Fani-Kayode admitted that the commission had frozen several accounts belonging to him and his wife, Chikwendu Sonia.
“In an attempt to starve and harass me and my family all my accounts and wife’s accounts have been frozen,” the opposition politician said.
He said his wife had gone to withdraw money from another account when the EFCC allegedly tried to arrest her.
“This was an account that has 200,000 naira in it and that has never had more than 500,000.
“She has operated it since 2005 and she stopped using it in 2013. The account has no connection with me and I did not know it existed till today,” he said, accusing the EFCC of witchunting him for opposing the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The EFCC, however, disputed that claim, saying the account had a balance of over N2 million.
The EFCC also denied arresting or detaining Mr. Fani-Kayode’s wife or kid.