DASUKIGATE: Fani-Kayode skips court, claims he is ill

DASUKIGATE: Fani-Kayode skips court, claims he is ill

The case of alleged diversion of N26 million leveled against a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani- Kayode, was unable to proceed this Wednesday due to an unidentified ailment plaguing him.

The case which is before the Abuja Federal High Court was leveled against Fani-Kayode by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The commission had on November 11, 2016, arraigned Fani-Kayode on five charges involving alleged diversion of N26 million which he was accused to have received from the then National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, under the guise of payment for contract.

EFCC is also alleging that the former minister transmitted the N26 million without the use of financial institutions as Money Laundering Act demands.

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Mr. Wale Balogun, counsel to Fani-Kayode apologised to the presiding judge, Justice John Tsoho for his client’s absence owing to an unidentified ailment.

He showed the judge a letter from an unspecified hospital where his client was said to be receiving treatment.

After the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Johnson Ojogbane, confirmed that he had been shown the medical report on Fani-Kayode’s health status, Justice Tsoho then adjourned till February 6.

Fani-Kayode’s Special Adviser, Media, Jude Ndukwe had alleged that the former minister slumped while in EFCC custody late October, saying that the commission must be held responsible should anything happen to him.

The commission however, denied the allegation and said it was untrue.



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