The federal government has initiated a fresh charge of money laundering against former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode before the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The new charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/140/2016, which has Femi Fani-Kayode as the sole defendant, was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Fani-Kayode is accused, in the five-count charge, of diverting N26million, which he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) while Sambo Dasuki was in office.
He is also accused of handling the said N26miliion without using a financial institution as required under the Money Laundering Act.
When the case was called yesterday before Justice John Tsoho, the prosecution was absent.
Fani-Kayode’s lead counsel, Wale Balogun said his client was yet to be served with the charge as required. He sought for time, following which the judge adjourned to November 10 for arraignment.
Justice Tsoho ordered that hearing notice be served on the EFCC.
Recall that Fani-Kayode, who was the Director of Media and Publicity in the campaign organisation of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is already standing trial on a 17-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N4.9 billion before the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Source: The Nation