The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly seized the passport of former Presidential aide, Reuben Abati.
Abati had been in EFCC custody over allegations of receiving N50m from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
He had reportedly agreed to return N5m to the agency but later changed his mind.
A source who was part of the delegates who visited the EFCC said former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode convinced others not to refund any money, as it would mean acceptance of guilt.
He said, “During the week, when we went to visit Fani-Kayode, Abati, Obanikoro and others, we had a brief meeting with them. Fani-Kayode was the one who was advising others not to return any money to the EFCC, insisting that doing such would be an admittance of guilt.
“Fani-Kayode seemed not to be desperate to leave the EFCC custody. Obanikoro ignored him. However, it seemed Abati has heeded to Fani-Kayode’s advice.”