News Alert: EFCC Closes Fraud Case Against Ex-Minister Fani-Kayode
The EFCC on Thursday, July 10, closed its case against Femi Fani-Kayode who was charged with money laundering, while serving as Minister of Aviation.
Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, is standing trial on an amended 40-count charge bordering on money laundering, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
When the case was mentioned on Thursday, the prosecution counsel, Mr Festus Keyamo, through a letter delivered by Mr Vitalis Ahaotu, informed the court of the closure of its case.
The defence counsel, Mr Wale Akoni (SAN), didn’t object to the letter by the Prosecution. However, he informed the court of his intention to file a no-case submission to the charges against his client.
Consequently, Justice Rita-Ofili Ajumogobia gave the defence 21 days within which to file their application before the court and ordered the prosecution to respond within seven days, on receipt of the process.
She adjourned the case till Oct. 28 for adoption of final written addresses.
The EFCC had opened its case on March 10 and called five witnesses to testify.
Among the witnesses were the Investigating Police Officers, bank legal officers, and a former aide to Fani-Kayode.Read more