Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Fridayafternoon re-arrested a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Fani-Kayode was picked up outside the premises of the Federal High Court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos, where he is facing money laundering charges before Justice Muslim Hassan.
He was picked up soon as the court adjourned his trial till November 14 and 15, 2016.
He had earlier, through his lawyer, Mr. Wale Balogun, sought the protection of Justice Hassan from the EFCC.
Balogun had pleaded with the court to direct the EFCC prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, to prevail on the operatives of the anti-graft agency not to arrest his client.
But Oyedepo told the court that he was not privy to any plan to arrest Fani-Kayode.
He said all he could undertake was that Fani-Kayode would not be re-arrested in respect of the case before Justice Hassan, where he had already been granted bail.