- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to investigate fresh allegations made against Femi Fani-Kayode
- Fani-Kayode has been accused of forging hospital documents to hoodwink the court handling money-laundering allegations against him
- The former minister of aviation is already facing trial on a 17-count charge of N4.6 billion money laundering
Lagos - Former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, is being investigated on a fresh development bordering on forgery before a Federal High Court, Lagos.
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting reports that the Lagos branch of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is expecting Fani-Kayode on Wednesday, November 24.
Fani-Kayode, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to answer questions on possible forgery of hospital documents to deceive the court handling his money-laundering case with a view to stalling the hearing.
The anti-graft agency after receiving the defendant’s latest letter observed the trend in Fani-Kayode’s letters getting adjournments, Sahara Reporters added.
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Taking a hard look at the development, EFCC observed all the letters were supposedly issued from the Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja, except one.
It was gathered that Fani-Kayode might be deploying a contrived method with medical personnel to enable him to evade trial.
Court slams N200,000 fine on former minister Femi Fani-Kayode
Legit.ng previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordered Fani-Kayode to pay a fine of N200,000 for being absent at his re-arraignment or stand the risk of having his bail revoked.
Justice Daniel Osaigor gave the order on Wednesday, October 13, saying that having gone through the court’s file, he observed five different letters by the defendant seeking adjournment on the same medical grounds.
When the case was called, Mrs Bilikisu Buhari announced the appearance for the prosecution.
The prosecutor told the court that on July 15, the prosecution had moved the court to adjourn the matter for a re-arraignment of the defendants.
Fani-Kayode speaks on allegations that he joined APC for financial reasons
Speaking to a television station hours after his defection, the former minister said he is considerably wealthy as opposed to what people think about him.
He also queried why such comments did not spring up when other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party moved to the APC.