JUST IN: Femi Fani-Kayode Rearrested By EFCC (Photo)



former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, campaign committee of ex President Goodluck Jonathan and Former Director of Media and Publicity, was, on Friday, re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, after he stepped out of a court room at Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, where he is standing trial.


Fani-Kayode, was charged alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenandi Usman, Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd., on a 17 count charge of unlawful retention, unlawful use and unlawful payment of money in the tune of about N4.9 billion, a charge brought against them by the EFCC. They all pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail.

The prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, opened its case and had wrapped up the witness’ evidence for the day, while the court adjourned the case to November 14 and 15, 2016, for continuation of trial and rose.

However, shortly after Fani-Kayode had walked out of court, two officers of the EFCC dressed in white kaftan, flanked his sides, and requested that he followed them to the commission’s office. Immediately, the court’s gate was barricaded by a Toyota Hiace bus and Fani-Kayode was taken off to the EFCC.