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Femi Fani-Kayode EFCC to arraign ex minister for N1.5b fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has slammed Fani-Kayode and Usman with a 17 count charge for fraud and money laundering.

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Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja on May 9, 2016.

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The former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode will be arraigned in court on Friday, June 17, 2016, alongside a former minister of state for finance, Senator Nenadi Usman for N1.5b fraud.

Reports say the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has slammed Fani-Kayode and Usman with a 17 count charge for fraud and money laundering.

Fani-Kayode was arrested for allegedly receiving N840m during the presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Nenadi was also arrested and quizzed for allegedly receiving N2.5b from the Central Bank of Nigeria  (CBN), to fund GEJ’s campaign.

The former minister of finance also reportedly returned N23m to the EFCC.

Punch reports that an EFCC source said “We have filed charges against Fani-Kayode, Usman, Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited. Yusuf was the signatory to the account of Joint Trust Dimensions Limited. They will be arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos this week.”

READ: Nenadi Usman returns N23m to FG after EFCC's arrest

Channels TV reports that the EFCC has also listed some bank executives as witnesses.

The money which was allegedly used for GEJ's 2015 campaign was linked to the arms purchase fraud involving the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

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