Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Former Nigerian Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode Acquitted Of Corruption Charges

Former Nigerian Minister of Aviation and spokesperson to former President Goodluck Jonathan was acquitted today of money laundering charges by a federal high court judge in Lagos.

Mr. Fani-Kayode had been accused of stealing over N100million during his tenure as minister for aviation.  The verdict was read by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in a packed courtroom in Ikoyi Lagos.

In acquitting the former minister, the judge praised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecutor in the case, Mr. Festus Keyamo claiming that he carried out a “diligent” prosecution of the case. But curiously, the federal judge acquitted Mr. Fani-Kayode stating the facts of the case was not in the favor of the prosecution  

 Mr. Fani-Kayode   arrived the court premises today without the horde of policemen that accompanied him to a nearby 5-star Wheatbaker hotel last night.


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