The former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, says he will not be intimidated by efforts to silence him after he was re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mr. Fani-Kayode was arrested on Friday by operatives of the anti-graft agency, as he left the Federal High Court premises in Lagos.
Speaking to newsmen while being taken away, he said: “They will not take my life, I am not scared, I’m not intimidated (and) I will not be silenced.
“I am very proud of the fact that the Nigerian people are beginning to understand what is going on in this country.
“They can re-arrest me a thousand times, torture me, lock me up, beat me, deprive me of food and my phones; they can do anything to me, I will never change.”
Fani-Kayode’s arrest is connected to the latest 17-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion filed by the EFCC in Abuja against him.
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed a new date for the trial of Mr. Fani-Kayode and Nenadi Usman, who were accused of money laundering by the EFCC.