EFCC Closes Case On Fani-Kayode

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, closed the money laundering case it was pursuing against Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation.

Fani-Kayode was standing trial on an amended 40 counts charges bordering on money laundering, before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

On Thursday, the prosecution counsel, Festus Keyamo, through a letter delivered by Vitalis Ahaotu, informed the court of the closure of its case.

The defence counsel, Wale Akoni, did not object to the letter read by the prosecution. He however informed the court of his decision to file a no-case submission to the charges against his client.

Thereafter, Justice Rita-Ofili Ajumogobia gave the defence 21 days within which to file the application before the court and also ordered the prosecution to respond within seven days, on receipt of the process.

The former Minister was first arraigned in December 2008 before Justice Ramat Mohammed on a 47-count charge.

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