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EFCC to arraign Fani Kayode, 5 weeks after arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will finally charge former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to court after detaining him for five weeks.

The anti-corruption agency may today file a 17-count criminal charge against, Fani-Kayode and former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, at a federal high court in Lagos.

It will be recalled that both Fani-Kayode and Usman served on the Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation as the Director of Publicity and Finance, respectively.

Also to be charged alongside the aforementioned duo is a firm, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, and two other persons, Danjuma Yusuf and Olubode Oke, said to be at large.

The EFCC will reportedly line17 witnesses that will testify against the accused persons.

The charges against them will read in part: “Usman, Fani-Kayode, Yusuf And Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Limited on or about January 8, 2015, within the jurisdiction of the Court conspired to indirectly retain the sum of 1.5 Billion Naira, a sum the EFCC said they reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act of stealing. They, therefore, committed an offence contrary to Section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012. The Offence is punishable under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act,2.”

  • Daniel Fayemi for

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