Femi Fani-Kayode was reportedly attacked at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s facility.
According to sources at the commission, Fani-Kayode was attacked alongside other detainees by an EFCC operative, Suleiman Kabiru on Saturday, June 26.
The source confirmed that Kabiru has constantly harassed detainees who engage in saying prayers while being held at the commission’s facility.
“Matters came to a head on Saturday when, without any provocation, Suleiman Kabiru, a Muslim from Kebbi state charged at Fani-Kayode injuring him in the process,” the source said.
The source said Kabiru was visibly angry and asked him (Fani-Kayode) why he would not obey his instructions.
He however revealed that Kabiru was stopped from inflicting more harm on the former minister through intervention from other officials of the commission.
As at the time of filing this report, the EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren is yet to respond to NAIJ.com’s inquiry on the assault.
However, the PDP New Media Director Adeyanju has confirmed it
Fani-Kayode was detained by the commission after honouring an invitation by the EFCC on Monday, May 9. The EFCC in its invitation to the former minister said it was investigating corrupt allegation linked to a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited.