EFCC rearraigns Fani-Kayode in Lagos High Court

EFCC rearraigns Fani-Kayode in Lagos High Court

- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rearraigned a former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode

- Fani-Kayode was arraigned before a Lagos division of the Federal High Court

- He was arraigned alongside a former minister for finance, Nenadi Usman

The EFCC has rearraigned a former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode before a Lagos division of the Federal High Court.

Fani-Kayode was rearraigned 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.

Others include one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nigeria Limited.

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EFCC rearraigns Fani-Kayode in Lagos High Court

Fani-Kayode in court earlier today. Photoc redit: Sahara Reporters

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

The judge had taken over trial after Fani-Kayode applied for the previous one, Muslim Hassan, to recuse 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.

EFCC rearraigns Fani-Kayode in Lagos High Court

The other acused persons alongside Fani-Kayode in court today. Photo credit: Sahara Reporters

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He ordered the return of the file of the case brought against Fani-Kayode by the EFCC to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta for re-assignment to another judge.

He then directed Fani-Kayode and his co-defendants to go and await further directive from Justice Auta.

Watch the NAIJ.com TV video below of the EFCC arraigning former NNPC GMD, Engineer Andrew Yakubu.

Source: Naij.com

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