Fani-Kayode arrested by EFCC

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Former Minister of Aviation and the former Director of Media and Publicity, campaign committee of ex President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has been  re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), after he stepped out of the  Federal High Court in  Lagos, where he is standing trial.

 

Fani-Kayode had barely walked out of court room, when  two officers of the EFCC dressed in white kaftan, flanked his sides, and requested that he followed them to the commission’s office.

Immediately, the court’s gate was barricaded by a Toyota Hiace bus and Fani-Kayode was taken off to the EFCC.

Earlier the former Aviation Minister had attended to his trial where he was charged alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenandi Usman, Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd., on a 17 count charge of unlawful retention, unlawful use and unlawful payment of money in the tune of about N4.9 billion, a charge brought against them by the anti-graft commission.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail. Friday, the prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, opened its case and had wrapped up the witness’ evidence for the day, while the court adjourned the case to November 14 and 15, 2016, for continuation of trial and rose.

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