NIGERIA: EFCC Re-Arraigns Femi Fani-Kayode, Others Over N4.9bn Fraud

Fani-Kayode was re-arraigned before a new judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa, after he objected to being tried before Justice Muslim Hassan of the same court before whom he was earlier arraigned on June 28, 2016.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday re-arraigned a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, for an alleged fraud of N4.9bn.

Fani-Kayode was re-arraigned before a new judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa, after he objected to being tried before Justice Muslim Hassan of the same court before whom he was earlier arraigned on June 28, 2016.
A former Minister of State for Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman; who was listed as the one defendant in the charge, one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited were equally re-arraigned before Justice Aikawa on Monday.
The 17 counts pressed against them border on conspiracy, unlawful retention of proceeds of theft and money laundering.

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