Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The former Minister made this known in a statement on Tuesday evening made available to Naija News.
It will be recalled as earlier reported by this news platform that Fani-Kayode was arrested by the EFCC over alleged forgery and manipulation of documents.
The politician who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) however after his release, denied that he was arrested, rather stating that he was invited by the anti-graft commission and he honoured their invitation.
According to Fani-Kayode, he arrived at the EFCC office in Lagos around 2 pm and left around 8.30 pm after he was granted bail on self-recognition.
“Just arrived at the George Hotel for dinner. I was never arrested by the EFCC. I was invited & I flew down to Lagos to see them. I arrived in their office at 2.00 pm & left at 8.30 pm.”
“I was granted bail on self-recognition. They were very polite & professional. Thanks be to God,” he narrated in the statement.
He also shared a picture of himself walking into a hotel for dinner on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, the federal government has told Nigerians that it is not only the country that is experiencing an upward surge in the price of cooking gas.
This is as it explained that gas is not a subsidized commodity in Nigeria nor can its price be regulated internally as it is subject to international price fluctuations.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva made the submission on Tuesday while speaking with State House correspondents shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa.
He however added that the government was working hard to bring down the price and cushion the hardship effect on Nigerians.