Money Laundering: EFCC Re-arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode-NAN

Femi Fani-Kayode
By News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, over alleged money laundering.

Fani-Kayode appeared before Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on a 47-count charge.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

His counsel, Chief Ladi Williams, prayed the court to allow him to continue with the bail granted him by Justice Ramat Mohammed, who earlier handled the case.

Williams also prayed the court to allow Fani-Kayode the liberty to travel abroad at will for medical check up, as granted him by Justice Binta Murtala- Nyako, who also had handled the case.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the prosecution counsel, Mr Nelson Okedinachi, did not object to the applications.

Thus, Ofili-Ajumogobia held that the defendant would continue with the bail granted him by Mohammed, before whom he was first arraigned in December, 2008.

The judge adjourned the case to March 11 for substantive trial.

NAN reports that the re-arraignment followed the transfer of Murtala- Nyako from the Lagos Division of the court.

Nyako handled the case after Muhammed. Muhammed had granted Fani-Kayode bail in the sum of N200 million, with two sureties in like sum.

Muhammed was later transferred from the Lagos Division of the court.

The EFCC stated that Fani-Kayode committed the alleged offences when he was the Minister of Aviation and that of Culture and Tourism.

The commission said that the offences contravened the provisions of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2004. (NAN)
 

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Nigeria should change his

Nigeria should change his name to Republic of NigerCorruptia

ANOTHER COMEDY FILM

Another comedy film from the country blessed with professional comedians. From independence to this day, Nigeria has never been short of comedians. A country infested with corrupt people. A country you are free to steal billions of naira but do not attack the government. A country where a minister is involved in financial scandal and still remain in the office as if nothing is happening. It is an endless list of abominations. Nigeria, I cry for you.

Pardon

They should convict and imprison 20 guys from the North and South West.. and see if a pardon come when power shift happens.....=;D

Steal public

STEAL PUBLIC FUNDS + DO NOT CRITICISE GOVT = ETERNAL INJUNCTION FROM PROSECUTION OR AUTOMATIC BAIL IN NIGERIA.

What a bad legacy Nigerian leaders are leaving for the young ones! Fani Kayode should learn from people like Dimeji Bankole, whose case we have not heard about since he has not criticised the govt.

how now ?

I am missing his 'BLEX' wrist-wtach in this pikshur!

Please korreck!!!

Prof-of-penkele-korrekchons

AMUSEMENT PARK

Nigeria as a country is an amusement park.

Femi Fani Kayode or whoever among TODAY AND
YESTERDAY MEN:STARTING FROM 1999, WHO IS FREE
AMONG THEM.

The Presido refused to delare assets.

Kalu Uzor Orji of Abia State said Baba was
Broke in 1999 to contribute millions into
PDP formation that time.

He who is with clear conscience* let us not
Be silly* Our is an Amusement Park to the
World. No where in the world Police will stand
On the road and collect bribe in broad daylight
And give BALANCE TO THE GIVER.

ROAD BLOCKS FULL ALL THE HIGHWAY.

CORRUPTION IN HIGH IN LOW PLACES.

Lesson learned: Never criticize da government of da day if u....

FFK should've learned from attack dog Okupe. Instead of criticizing Jonathan, he (Okupe) was defending his policy left and right and today he's enjoying.

@ Akpos 1...please turn up the volume...we are listening and...

@ Akpos 1...please turn up the volume...we are listening and taking notes. the truth hurts but it is the truth.

What's The Difference Between Lamido And Mrs Farida Waziri?

Somebody should wake me up when Jonathan finally sends him to jail or to Edo State for the final journey into hereafter.

Punishment for Opening His Mouth Too Much

This is the problem in Nigeria nay Africa. Those in power do not want to hear voices of dissent. The moment you criticise too much you are in for it. However, I am not saying if he commits an offence, he should not be tried and punish, but I am sure if he had been a 'good boy' he would have been spared. He should be given a fair trial and if found guilty be jailed. I hope it wont be a palliative kind of trial to keep him silent by granting him an embarrassing plea bargain. Femi, don't worry, if your hands are clean, you will come out free.

@ akpos 1

Can you please turn it down. I am also from SS Delta State. The destruction of Warri water side does not affect you alone.

RE-ARRAIGN

WHAT IS THIS A SHAKEDOWN? WHAT DO THESE CLOWNS MEAN BY RE-ARRAIGN OR IS A MATTER OF WHEN THEY ARE BROKE THAT START OPENING OLD FILES.NIGERIA ONE PLACE WHERE YOU COULD BE ON BAIL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT A THREAT TO YOUR OPPONENT .EFCC IS JUST A BIG JOKE AND THEY ARE DRAGGING THE COURTS DOWN WITH IT, AS FOR THE JUDGE, YOU CAN BUY THEM ANY DAY AND GET ANY JUDGEMENT YOU WANT . NIGGA YOU PAY FOR YOUR JUDGEMENT

Here they come

This is the problem with Nigeria, someone committed an offence, and is on trial, you are saying it is meant to keep him quiet, how then can we make progress in this country? If he committed the offence, he should go to jail for it, but, if he has not done anything wrong, the court should say so.

Dont talk -- EFCC will arraign u

Well a thief is a thief but a powerful and notorious thief is here that uses government agency to fight anyone that dare to ask or confront him. GOD HELP THIS GREAT COUNTRY

Point of correction, Just

Point of correction,

Just curious, maybe he should have not ''put mouth'' in Oby-FG saga. #Just saying.

Check: www.usaveone.blogspot.com

govt magic! this is just to

govt magic! this is just to warn femi and remind him that "they" are not only in govt but in power! so he better keep quiet and mind himself

Bad bele People

the case resurface because he criticized Jonathan Govt. intimidation don start for 2015 race. na Wa for naija people o

There's only issue to decide, so, why delay?

There is only one issue to decide in this case. Why delay by adjournment?

To the only question, "Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, what were you selling on the sidelines whilst holding public office as Special Assistant to President Obasanjo to earn 250 million Naira profit in just one day, and, if that money was not illicit or illegal income, bribe or theft, why did you then disguise the 250 million Naira in your wife's account?", the answer suggests itself.

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