By Esther Okafor
Fresh out of a temporary incarceration, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Nigerian minister accused of complicity in official stealing, has reunited with his family. Fani-Kayode shared a photo of him lovingly cuddling at his son, Aragon, as his wife munched at a dinning table in their posh home.
Fani-Kayode is being tried for diversion of billions of state funds into the re-election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, while he served as Director of Media and Publicity. He claimed not to be aware that the money drawn from the Office of the National Security Adviser, under shamed retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki. In his defence, Fani-Kayode consistently maintained that he queried the source of the funds handed to him as running cost for his then political office, and was assured it had come from private donations. Upon his release Friday, Fani-Kayode had advertised himself as a persecuted one being harrangued for his political righteousness and criticisms of the current government.
In his first major run-in with the law, Femi Fani-Kayode changed his name to Femi Olu-Kayode to affirm his faith in God. At the time, he had just been declared innocent and acquitted by the court in a case of misappropriation of funds while serving as minister of aviation. Another re-naming this time around?