Lagos – Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode blames the recent money-laundering charges brought against him by the federal government on his defection to the All Progressive Congress(APC), according to Premium Times.
Fani-Kayode said in a statement issued on Tuesday by Kola Olapoju, his lawyer, that the government is persecuting him for his outspoken views and political beliefs.
Fani-Kayode was first charged for money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2008, on a 47-count charge, which was later reduced to 40 count charge. The amount he allegedly laundered was also reduced from N230 million to N99 million.
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