Court clears ex-minister of fraud charges

Fani-Kayode was discharged and acquitted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after presiding judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia,​held that the prosecution’s case was “feeble”.

Femi Fani-Kayode

A court in Lagos has cleared former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode of fraud charges levelled against him by the E​conomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Fani-Kayode was discharged and acquitted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, after presiding judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia,​ held that the prosecution’s case was “feeble”.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia also said that the prosecution had failed to provide “copious evidence” linking the former minister to money laundering.

The case against Fani-Kayode began in 2008 when he was accused of laundering about N100 million during his tenure as Minister of Culture and Tourism and also as Minister of Aviation.

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