By Sadiq Umar – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a 17 count charge against former Aviation Minister and spokesman for the PDP Presidential campaign in the 2015 general election, Femi Fani-Kayode over an alleged N1.5 billion fraud.
Also included in the charge sheet are former Minister of Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman, a company named Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, one Danjuman Yusuf and another Olubode Oke, who is said to be at large.
“Usman, Fani-Kayode, Yusuf And Joint Trust Dimensions Nigeria Limited on or about January 8, 2015, within the jurisdiction of the Court conspired to indirectly retain the sum of 1.5 Billion Naira, a sum the EFCC said they reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act of stealing,” the charge read in part.
Adding: “They, therefore, committed an offence contrary to Section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012. The Offence is punishable under Section 15(3) & 4 of the same Act.”
Meanwhile, the case is yet to be assigned to a judge and so a date for the hearing has not been fixed.
While Fani-Kayode was named in all 17 counts, the former Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman was named in only four of the charges.
Bank representatives and others have been listed as witnesses.