Money Laundering: Case Against Fani-Kayode Adjourned

Fani Kayode

Fani Kayode

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned till 15 December a case of money  laundering preferred against the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Fani-Kayode.

Fani Kayode

The case against the former minister was to commence afresh today when he should  have been arraigned before Justice Binta Murtala Nyako since the former judge  handling the case, Justice Ramat Muhammed has been transferred out of Lagos.

Meanwhile, the former minister has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court against the  ruling of the Court of Appeal that the electronic printout of the statement of  account can be admitted as an exhibit.

Fani-Kayode is standing trial on a 47-count charge of money laundering involving  N230 million.

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The former minister was accused of making financial transactions exceeding N500,000  which was not done through a financial institution.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, also alleged that Fani-Kayode  also used some of his former administrative staff like Mark Saviour Ndifreke,  Florence Saliu, Daniel Alogo and his wife, Reginald Fani-Kayode for the financial  transactions.

—Akin Kuponiyi

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