Abuja - A former minister of aviation and one of the chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode is currently ill, his lawyer has said, Naij reports.
Fani-Kayode’s ill-health was made known at the Federal High Court on Wednesday, December 14.
The former minister is currently facing trial of money laundering before Justice Tsoho.
On mentioning the matter, J.A Ojogbane for the prosecution, informed the court that the matter was adjourned today for commencement of trial.
Ojogbane however, said, he noticed the defendant was absent in court.
However, Wale Balogun, counsel to Femi Fani-Kayode informed the court that the defendant was absent on health ground.
Balogun said: “He is having a health challenge and from our discussion yesterday, he was supposed to come to court this morning, but his currently in the hospital."
He also said the Fani-Kayode’s doctor has advised he stayed back.
Also providing a medical report to the court, Balogun, apologized for his client’s absence.
A Federal High CCourt in Abuja last month granted Femi Fani-Kayode, spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, bail in the sum of N50m and one surety in like sum according to News24.
- News 24