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Fani-Kayode was absent at the Court trial for the supposed money laundering case and it cost him a fine of N200,000.

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Jameela News reports that The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, ordered the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, to pay the fine for not making himself available for re-arraignment for alleged money laundering.

The judge, Daniel Osaigor, said he had gone through the court’s file and noted five different letters by Fani-Kayode seeking adjournment on the same medical grounds.

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He ordered that he should pay the N200,000 fine or risk revocation of his bail.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged Mr Fani-Kayode alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman.

Also charged is Yusuf Danjuma, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, and a company, Jointrust Dimensions Nig. Ltd.

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The EFCC preferred a 17-count charge of N4.6 billion money laundering against them before a judge, Mohammed Aikawa, who was previously handling the matter.

The alleged fraudulent transactions took place January to March 2015, the period which formed part of Mr Fani-Kayode’s time as the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential campaigns for the reelection of then-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

 

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