Abuja - The Federal High Court Lagos has adjourned the fraud probe into former Ministers, Femi Fani-Kayode and Nenadi Esther Usman to Friday.
This followed their appearance on a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, corruption and making cash payments exceeding the amount authorized by law.
The accused were alleged to have stolen and illegally disbursed about N4,9 billion Naira belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria for political and personal uses.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them.
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The Judge, however, ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody and adjourned for hearing of bail applications.
Kani-Kayode is a former Minister and Director Media/Publicity of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization.
Usman, a former Minister of Finance and Director of Finance PDP Presidential Campaign Organization in the last general election.
- CAJ News