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N4.6 billion theft: Fani Kayode and co arraigned, remanded in prison

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Femi Fani Kayode, Nenadi Usman and Danjuma Yussuf, arraigned this afternoon (Tuesday, June 28) at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi (Lagos) by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a 17 count charge of stealing and money laundering were remanded in prison custody till Friday, July 1 when their bail applications will be heard.

Justice Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos adjourned the case after taking the not guilty plea of the accused.

Here are the charges against them:

Count one; “That you, NNENADI ESTHER USMAN, FEMI FANI-KAYODE, DANJUMAN YUSUF AND JOINTRUST DIMENTIONS NIGERIA LTD on or about the 8th day of January, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired amongst yourselves to indirectly retain the sum of N1,500, 000,000.00 (One Billion, Five Hundred Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: stealing, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count two; “That you, NNENADI ESTHER USMAN, DANJUMAN YUSUF AND JOINTRUST DIMENTIONS NIGERIA LTD on or about the 9th day of January, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria indirectly retained the sum of N300,000,000.00 (Three Hundred Million Naira ) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count three; “That you, NNENADI ESTHER USMAN, DANJUMAN YUSUF AND JOINTRUST DIMENTIONS NIGERIA LTD on or about the 13th day of January, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria indirectly retained the sum of N400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred Million Naira ) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count four; “That you, NNENADI ESTHER USMAN, DANJUMAN YUSUF AND JOINTRUST DIMENTIONS NIGERIA LTD on or about the 16th day of January, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria indirectly retained the sum of N800,000,000.00 (Eight Hundred Million Naira ) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count five; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE on or about the 2nd February, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly retained the sum of N350,000,000.00 (Three Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: stealing, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.

 

Count six; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE on or about the 19th day of February, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly retained the sum of N250,000,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: stealing, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count seven; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE on or about the 19th day of March, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly retained the sum of N240,000,000.00 (Two Hundred and Forty Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: stealing, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count eight; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE on or about the 3rd day of February, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly used the sum of N60,000,000.00 (Sixty  Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count nine; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE on or about the 4th day of February, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly used the sum of N170,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Seventy  Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count ten; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE on or about the 5th day of February, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly used the sum of N40,000,000.00 (Forty Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count eleven; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE on or about the 9th day of February, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly used the sum of N60,000,000.00 (Sixty Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count twelve; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE between the 20th day of February and the 10th day of March, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly used the sum of N200,000,000.00 (Two Hundred Million Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count thirteen; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE between the 20th and 25th day of March, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly used the sum of N250,650,000.00 (Two Hundred Fifty Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count fourteen; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE between the 20th and 25th day of March, 2015, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court in Nigeria directly used the sum of N250,650,000.00 (Two Hundred Fifty Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act to wit: corruption, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”

 

Count fifteen; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE AND OLUBODE OKE (STILL AT LARGE) on or about the 6th day of February,2015 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conspire amongst yourselves to commit an offence, to wit: making cash payments exceeding the amount authorized by Law without going through financial institution and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.”

 

Count sixteen; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE AND OLUBODE OKE (STILL AT LARGE) on or about the 12th day of February,2015 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court without going through a financial institution made cash payment in the sum of N24,000,000. 000 (Twenty Four Million Naira) to Paste Poster Co (PPC) of 125, Lewis Street, Lagos Island, Lagos which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(a), Section 16(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.”

 

Count seventeen; “That you, FEMI FANI-KAYODE AND OLUBODE OKE (STILL AT LARGE) on or about the 12th day of February,2015 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court without going through a financial institution made cash payment in the sum of N6,000,000. 000 (Six Million Naira) to Paste Poster Co (PPC) of 125, Lewis Street, Lagos Island, Lagos which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(a), Section 16(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable  under Section 16(2)(b) of the same Act.”

 

 

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