Just in: Court dismisses Fani-Kayode’s application for case transfer.
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, dismissed an application by a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-kayode, seeking transfer of a money laundering case against him. Fani-Kayode, who was also Chairman, Media and Publicity, of the 2015 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Organisation, in the suit, is charged alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman.
Also joined as defendants are a former National Chairman of the Association of Local Government in Nigeria (ALGON) Yusuf Danjuma, and a company, Jointrust Dimensions Ltd.
The accused are charged by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 17- count of alleged N4.6billion money laundering charge. In the charge, the accused persons were alleged to have committed the offences between January and March 2015. In counts one to seven, they were alleged to have unlawfully retained over N3.8 billion which they reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act of stealing and corruption. In counts eight to 14, the accused were alleged to have unlawfully used over N970 million which they reasonably ought to have known formed part of an unlawful act of corruption.
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