- Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode has been dragged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
- According to the anti-graft agency, the former aviation minister had obtained a fake medical report which he tendered to the court following his money laundering trial
- Fani-Kayode who is a member of the ruling APC, appeared before the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, on Tuesday, December 14
Ikeja, Lagos state- Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation has been dragged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The anti-graft agency on Tuesday, December 14, dragged Fani-Kayode, before the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, over his alleged procurement of a fabricated medical report, according to The Punch.
The controversial minister and member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was about 9am marched before Justice O.O Abike-Fadipe by EFCC operatives for possible arraignment.
He is currently in the courtroom as of press time.
PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
The anti-corruption agency claimed that Fani-Kayode procured one Dr Ogieva Oziegbe to issue the fake medical report, which he allegedly tendered in before the Federal High Court in his ongoing money laundering trial.
Forgery allegations against Fani-Kayode: EFCC begins fresh investigation
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Fani-Kayode was being investigated on a fresh case bordering on forgery before a Federal High Court in Lagos.
The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) had reported that the Lagos command of the EFCC was expecting Fani-Kayode on Wednesday, November 24. He was reportedly 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.
Court slams N200,000 fine on Fani-Kayode
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the 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.