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Efcc Re-Arraigns Fani-Kayode

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has again arraigned a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Fani-Kayode, was the Spokesperson of former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign.

He was re-arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, a former Minister of State for Finance on a 17-count charge of money laundering and alleged diversion of N4.6 billion.

Also included are one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd.

The defendants pleaded not guilty before Justice Rilwan Aikawa, a new judge.

Rilwan Aikawa took over trial after Mr. Fani-Kayode applied Muslim Hassan should excuse himself from the trial on the grounds that he was the EFCC officer who signed a criminal charge filed against him.

Hassan worked as an EFCC legal officer before his elevation to the bench.


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