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EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by kakameks: 3:47pm On Jul 10, 2014
Lagos – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday closed its case in the trial of Femi Fani-Kayode, 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), did not object to the letter by the Prosecution.

He, however, 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 News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 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.

NAN recalls that Fani-Kayode was first arraigned sometime in December 2008 before Justice Ramat Mohammed on a 47-count charge.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge and Justice Mohammed had granted him bail in the sum of N200 Million, with two sureties in like sum.

However, the former minister was re-arraigned before Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako, following the transfer of Mohammed from the Lagos Division.

The accused was again re-arraigned before Ajumogobia on Feb. 11, 2013, following the transfer of Murtala-Nyako.

On March 6, Fani-Kayode was again arraigned before Ajumogobia, following the amendment of the 47-count charge by the EFCC.

The commission had dropped seven of the counts.

Ajumogobia is the third judge to sit over the case in the last five years.

In the charge, the former minister was alleged to have transacted business with funds exceeding N500, 000 without going through a financial institution.

The accused was also alleged to have accepted cash payments in the tune of about N100 million, while he held sway as Minister of Aviation and Minister of Culture and Tourism, respectively.

Source http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/07/efcc-closes-case-trial-fani-kayode-alleged-money-laundering/

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by brownlord: 4:12pm On Jul 10, 2014
Very true, but they also earn more than edo, between uduaghan dint do all alone, ibori did a lot of work even though he was corrupt unlike ex edo governor that the only thing he did for the state was to embezzle th treasury and send the state to 10 yrs back.
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by idris4r83(m): 7:39pm On Jul 10, 2014
Because he has decamped to pdp.

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by colossus2: 7:41pm On Jul 10, 2014
Yawns!!!
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by EMEKA1MILLION(m): 7:41pm On Jul 10, 2014
GODFATHERISM..... sad angry angry

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by emiye(m): 7:41pm On Jul 10, 2014
undecided undecided undecided
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by myola777(m): 7:41pm On Jul 10, 2014
EFCC has turned to something else, they are now a barking dog that cannot bite. what a shame? they are now be barking up the wrong tree. as for u jona your days are numbered, u are nothing but numpty

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by engrflames: 7:42pm On Jul 10, 2014
FFK on a brink, one thief, one bullet!

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by Yoritshekiri: 7:42pm On Jul 10, 2014
To all the overnight anti-corruption activists, didn't you realise he was corrupt when he was a firece critic of the government and an APC member? You were endorsing all his articles and calling the EFCC case a witch hunt by the President against a critic of his, the President brought him to his side, he kept to his own side of the bargain and got a pardon for his efforts, why are you guys complaining now?
Two can play the game yo!

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by eazisky(m): 7:42pm On Jul 10, 2014
And if a poor man is caught with a stolen fone, he must go to jail

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by hensben(m): 7:43pm On Jul 10, 2014
okay
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by ojbanja: 7:43pm On Jul 10, 2014
smiley lol.
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by colossus2: 7:43pm On Jul 10, 2014
Not surprised tho. Similar case happened on koboland sometime ago on a certain dubai thread

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by boolet: 7:43pm On Jul 10, 2014
Nigerian tales by moonlight; Adegun, Adeogun; cross-carpeting, blackmail and illegitimate compromise...

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by ojbanja: 7:44pm On Jul 10, 2014
smiley lol..
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by lavita2(f): 7:44pm On Jul 10, 2014
Jonathan's government becomes more of a joke everyday. Shame.

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by January10: 7:45pm On Jul 10, 2014
Okay
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by atikubaba(m): 7:45pm On Jul 10, 2014
hmmm.EFCC is a dog which Oga at the top uses to bark any stray guy back to line.I weep for this Nation.FKK go and continue to sin.

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by Oklander: 7:45pm On Jul 10, 2014
This was probably why he ran back to PDP to save his a55, where criminals are celebrated and reappointed!

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by badesco(m): 7:45pm On Jul 10, 2014
The case was drop purposely because of the forthcoming election in osun state.

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by greatiyk4u(m): 7:45pm On Jul 10, 2014
Pdp at work... ..tank God for d gift if a merciful prezido.......lolz
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by OAM4J: 7:45pm On Jul 10, 2014
Another corruption case swept under the carpet on the altar Jonathan's reelection.

Jesus wept!

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by atlwireles: 7:47pm On Jul 10, 2014
The prosecution closed its case, after calling all their witnesses. The defence will open their defence after adjournment. This case was not dropped neither were the charges vacated.

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by Ufranklin92(m): 7:47pm On Jul 10, 2014
Soo what

Mtcheeew
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by 1stola: 7:47pm On Jul 10, 2014
Before nko?
Why won't they drop the case?
Was is not for the reason he joined PDP? A useless party with corrupt old fools angry
GEJ is a clueless president that likes embracing thieves in this country - 6 years in power now and has done nothing relevant and beneficial to Nigerians except to pardon corrupt old fools and sponsor militants that were supposed to be killed - I trust the Chinese.
APC is bad, PDP is worst!
What we need in this country is revolution.

GEJ TILL 2015!!!

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by abdul4new: 7:47pm On Jul 10, 2014
This jona boy is completely corrupts and he has succeded in making nonsense of the judiciary system, fani has decampe to PDP case close.

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by saasala(m): 7:49pm On Jul 10, 2014
Anything goes in naija.
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by nagoma(m): 7:50pm On Jul 10, 2014
eazisky: And if a poor man is caught with a stolen fone, he must go to jail

They are summarily shot these days.

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Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by VIPERVENOM(m): 7:50pm On Jul 10, 2014
Well i'm not surprised
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by iiichidodo: 7:52pm On Jul 10, 2014
Wha?!
Re: EFCC Abandons Fani-Kayode Money Laundering Case by dridowu: 7:52pm On Jul 10, 2014
Closed Door Meeting with Jonathan finally yield positive news for Femi Fani Kayode


http://www.channelstv.com/2014/04/09/fani-kayode-meets-jonathan-behind-closed-doors/






As far that you PDP card carrying member be rest assured that you will eat part of the "National Cake"

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