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EFCC amends charges against ex-minister Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday, was once arraigned by the Economy and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an amended 17-count charge of money laundering.

Fani-Kayode was once arraigned along with former minister of state for finance, Nenadi Usman, former chairman of the association of local governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Yusuf Danjuma, and an organization, Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Ltd.

Recall that the EFCC had previously sued the defendants on a 17-count price of N4.6 billion cash laundering.

 According to the EFCC, the offenses contravened the provisions of sections 15 (3) (4), 16 (2) (b), and 16 (5) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012.

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Within the first leg of the case, chaired by way of Justice Mohammed Aikawa, the defendants pleaded not guilty and had been granted bail.

Now assigned to a new trial pass judgment on, Justice Daniel Osaigor, the defendants are beginning the case afresh (de novo).

All the way through the Monday listening to, the amended 17-count price was once learn over to the defendants and so they every pleaded no longer to blame.

The court adjourned the case to March 11, for trial, and granted that the defendants proceed on their present bail condition.

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