EFCC: Precious Chikwendu, Wife of former Minister of Aviation Denied an Assertion

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Wife of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Precious Chikwendu has denied an assertion by the Economic and Fianancial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) that her Access Bank record was utilized to wash stores from the workplace of the National Security Adviser and that N2.4 million was found in it.

In an announcement by her Special Assistant, Chineye Okechukwu, Chikwendu said the affirmation was a lie from the pit of damnation.

"The affirmation that Chikwendu's ledger was utilized to wash battle supports or finances from the NSA's office and that N2.4 million was found in the said account at the season of her capture is a lie. The said record was opened in 2005 at Onitsha, Anambra State when she was going to enlisted at the University of Calabar. Around then, the name of the bank was Intercontinental Bank. The record was worked by her from 2005 till 2012 when it was surrendered and went lethargic. It was not used or actuated again until August 2016 when little stores of amongst N200,000 and N500,000 were made into it and the aggregate sum that went into that record over a time of two months was around N4 million naira… Consequently, at the time that the record was solidified last Friday, the sum that was left in it was N95,000.

"She was not advised about the solidifying of the record until somebody paid N200,000 into it on Saturday. The cash entered the record in any case, after that, it couldn't be gotten to. She chose to stop at the put money on out of Ado Ekiti, on Monday, keeping in mind the end goal to realize what was going on and she was then kept and offered to the police and EFCC, together with her eight-month-old child, Aragorn, for capture." According to Chikwendu, "The aggregate sum that was in the record at the season of the capture was N295,000"At the time she deserted and quit utilizing the record as a part of 2012, Chikwendu had not met Fani-Kayode.

Chikwendu's assistant included that there was no truth in EFCC's cases that her manager "has 17 accounts in GTB. She has one current record with a combined investment account in GTB which was opened in 2012. Outside of that, she has a dollar account and a pounds sterling record with similar bank which were all opened around the same time in 2012. None of these records have any association at all with open assets or with Fani-Kayode nor was any GTB BVN connected to his.

Responding, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) censured Chikwendu's confinement and his eight months old child. In an announcement by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the gathering said it was unforgivable for an administration organization to annoy relatives of its apparent foes.

The PDP expressed that notwithstanding the solidifying of the ledgers of Fani-Kayode, government similarly freezed the financial balances of his significant other. "This activity speaks to a new low in the Federal Government's make plans to bug and abuse genuine and saw foes of the President Muhammadu Buhari organization under the pretense of a hostile to defilement campaign."

In any case, in an announcement discharged on Monday night, the EFCC said Chikwendu and her tyke were never confined by the commission.

In opposition to the media turn about the implied capture of mother and tyke, a specific Chikwendu Sonia endeavored to pull back cash from an Access Bank account that had been put on Post No Debit' Category, taking after the disclosure of unlawful money streams into the record. She was caught by the bank while the commission was informed but since it was late, the EFCC prompted that the suspect be taken to the police headquarters for preparing and discharge on safeguard.

They were organizing to take the suspect to the police headquarters when Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose raged the save money with hooligans and his own security and compellingly secured the arrival of the suspect, with cases that the EFCC had no influence to confine anyone in his state. He additionally pledged to shut down the branch of the bank. The said account, which had an adjust of N 2,307,712.82 was hailed taking after examination concerning the PDP Joint Trust support when the commission followed N1.1billion to another record of Fani-Kayode… "
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