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EFCC Releases Fani-Kayode From Detention

Femi Fani-Kayode

The embattled former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has been released after more than two months in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Fani-Kayode’s media aide, Jude Ndukwe said his principal was released today (Friday) evening following the meeting and verification of his bail conditions.
He was dragged to court alongside another former Minister and Director of Finance of the PDPPCO, Nenadi Usman, for unlawful retention, unlawful use and unlawful payment of money to the tune of N4.9 billion.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the 17-count charge slammed on them by the EFCC.
In granting them bail, Justice Sule Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos held that there was no evidence that the accused would interfere with trial if granted bail.
Hassan noted that denying the accused bail, especially as the courts prepare for vacation, would not serve the interest of justice.
Accordingly, he admitted Fani-Kayode and Usman to bail in the sum of N250 million each with two sureties each in like sum.
The judge further ordered that all the documents must be verified by the EFCC within seven days.

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