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.