Saturday, 2 July 2016

Court Ordered Fani Kayode and Nenadi Usman to Remain in Prison Till July 4




The Federal High Court in Lagos had fixed July 4 for ruling on a bail application by the former Nigerian Finance Minister Nenadi Usman, and Former Media Director of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organization, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode popularly called FFK.

According to GutsyNaija, the Spokesman, of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, Nigerian’s capital, said the court had ordered that the duo to be remanded in Prison.

Mr. Uwujaren stated that Justice M.S Hassan adjourned the ruling following a bail application filed and moved Ferdinand Orbih (SAN), the lead counsel to the Defendants.

The EFCC spokesman said the Prosecution Counsel, Nkereuwem Anana, opposed the application and urged the court to impose stiff conditions if it would exercise its discretion in favour of the defendants by compelling the two to be in court for their trial.
The Commission had on June 28 arraigned Fani-Kayode, Usman, alongside Danjuma Yusuf and Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Ltd on a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy and corruption.
The defendants were alleged to have diverted about N4.9bn belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria for political and personal uses.
Although, the accused had pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.


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