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EFCC “shocked” at Fani-Kayode’s acquittal

02 July 2015, 09:48Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has expressed “shock” at the acquittal of former Minister Femi Fani-Kayode.

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday dismissed the money laundering charges brought against a former Aviation Minister citing EFCC failed to prove its case against the former government official.

The trial judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia described the prosecution case as feeble.

She stated that the prosecutor failed to prove the allegations against the accused person beyond reasonable doubt.

EFCC has reacted to the verdict.

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“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC received with shock, the ruling of Justice Rita Ofili- Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court Lagos, acquitting Mr. Femi Fani-kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, of the two count charge of money laundering preferred against him by the Commission,” Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson said.

He said the commission was making efforts to obtain a Certified True Copy of the ruling “to enable it respond appropriately after careful review of the judgment.”

Kayode has fought the case since 2008 when he was accused of laundering N100 million when he was Culture and Tourism Minister and later Minister of Aviation.

- CAJ News


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