N26m Dasuki Fund: I Have No Reason For Plea Bargaining – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister Of Aviation and one time chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, says he has no intention to enter into a … Continue reading N26m Dasuki Fund: I Have No Reason For Plea Bargaining – Fani-Kayode


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Fani-Kayode, EFCC ArrestsA former Minister Of Aviation and one time chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, says he has no intention to enter into a plea bargain with the Nigerian government.

There were earlier reports interpreting his lawyer, Ahmed Raji’s statement before Justice John Tsoho to mean the former minister could be interested in plea bargaining but Mr Fani-Kayode told Channels Television that he could not enter into any such arrangement since he did not collect money from any government agency.

The former minister was arraigned before the court on a five-count charge of corruption and money laundering to the tune of 26 million Naira by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Fani-Kayode’s lawyer asked the court for time to enable him go through the case file as he was just new in the case.

Meanwhile, counsel to EFCC, Mr Johnson Ojogbane, asked the court to take cognizance of the fact that this was the second adjournment at the instance of the defence and asked for a definite date to commence trial.

Having listened to both parties, Justice Tsoho adjourned to March 14, 2017, for the commencement of trial.