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Court Remands Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman In Prison Custody

Femi Fani-Kayode, EFCC, Court
Posted: Jun 29, 2016 at 4:31 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that two former ministers, Nenadi Usman, and Femi Fani-Kayode, be remanded till Friday when their bail applications would be heard.

The two ex-ministers as well as Danjuma Yusuf and a firm, Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Limited, were on Tuesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, corruption and making cash payments exceeding the amount authorised by law.

Usman was a former minister of finance and director of finance of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election.

Fani-Kayode was former aviation minister. He also served during the 2015 election as director media/publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation.

They are alleged to have stolen and illegally disbursed about N4.9 billion belonging to the Federal Government.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them.