Court adjourns trial of Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday adjourned till November 11 the trial of ex-Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on charges of money laundering.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, is being tried for an amended 40-count charge on money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The suit which was earlier fixed for the hearing of addresses of counsel, on Tuesday suffered another adjournment.

No reason was, however, given for the adjournment.

The court’s registrars only informed parties that the suit had been scheduled for a further date.

The EFCC opened its case on March 10.

It called six witnesses including Investigating Police Officers, bank legal officer, relationship officer and a former aide to Mr. Fani-Kayode.

All witnesses had given testimonies as to their relationship with the accused as well as the manner of investigations conducted on him.

The EFCC closed its case on July 10, while counsel to the accused, Wale Akoni, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, informed the court of his intention to file an application for a no-case submission on behalf of the accused.

The judge had adjourned the case to take addresses from counsel.

Mr. Fani-Kayode was first arraigned sometime in December 2008 before Justice Ramat Mohammed on a 47-count charge.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and Justice Mohammed granted him bail in the sum of N200 million with two sureties in like sum.

He was re-arraigned before Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako following the transfer of Mohammed from the Lagos Division.

The accused was again re-arraigned before Justice Ajumogobia on February 11, 2013 after the transfer of Ms. Murtala-Nyako.

On March 6, he was re-arraigned before Mr. Ajumogobia following the amendment of the 47-count charge to 40-count with the EFCC dropping seven of the counts.

Mr. Ajumogobia is the third judge to handle the case in the last five years.

In the charge, the accused was to have carried out transactions with funds exceeding N500, 000 without going through a financial institution.

The accused was also alleged to have accepted cash payments to the tune of N100 million, while he held sway as Minister of Aviation and Minister of Culture and Tourism respectively.

The offences contravened the provisions of Sections 15(1), (a), (b), (c), (d) and 15 (2) (a), (b) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004.

(NAN)


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  • tundemash

    who is Dumbo and druggie Femi Fani-kayode deceiving ? Which court case ?

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  • kolasaidu

    Justice delayed is justice denied. Fani Kayode should have been by now either in prison or a free man. I think the man – Fami is afraid that he might go to jail and that is why he cross carpeted to the PDP in his quest to use the ruling party to pervert the course of justice.

  • Truthometer

    The case is going nowhere. He is back in PDP; the criminal enterprise, masquerading as a political party. As long a he is supporting Dumbo’s third term agenda, the case shall be surely thrown out.

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  • Douglas

    It is a permanent stain on Nigeria’s so-called judiciary that official theft and corruption cases are always dismissed by execrable Judges littering the courts. They dismiss theft cases on the senseless ground that the accused person has no case to answer. That is how Nigerian Judges abet stealing in Nigeria.

    When the day of reckoning comes, and anarchy is let loose – with the revolutionary cells of the people recovering their sovereignty according to law – the useless and biddable Judges of Nigerian courts shall not be spared from revolutionary justice, despite that some of them have been lately flogged and beaten into coma in Ekiti and Delta states.

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  • True Nigerian

    This country has lost all sense of shame at all levels of public life! Such a completely shameless country that constantly rapes justice can never have any international respect neither will its own citizens have any peace. With this cultureof lies, deceit and impunity, Nigeria certainly has no promising future.

  • What do you expect!! Femi is now a bona fide member of the PDP. Part of his reward is his being discharged and acquitted. This is one of the main reasons why he joined

  • Maria

    Femi can only run… his apartment in Kuje prison has been reserved. Time will tell.

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  • Bala

    Interesting piece. We need to do more of investigative reporting. Thanks Olalekan