- The trial of the ex-minister of finance, Senator Nenadi Usman, former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and two others have resumed in Lagos
- Before Justice Daniel Osiagor of a federal high court in Lagos, the trial resumed with testimony from an EFCC investigative officer, Shehu Shuaibu
- The trial is about alleged N4.6bn money laundering, which was allegedly transferred to a joint trust account to finance the presidential campaign of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan
Ikeja, Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigative officer, Shehu Shuaibu, disclosed to a federal high court in Lagos that N4.6 billion was allegedly transferred to a joint trust account to sponsor the presidential campaign of Goodluck Jonathan.
The officer testified that money was paid from the state house to the ministry of external affairs before it was transferred to the joint account, Channels Television reported.
The EFCC officer made the disclosure when he testified before Justice Daniel Osiagor in the trial of the ex-minister of finance, Senator Nenadi Usman, former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and two others.
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The four are facing charges bordering on alleged money laundering and other fraud-related matters.
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When asked if Jonathan was invited during the investigation, the offier said the ex-president was not invited because he was not the one that expended the money.
The witness was also questioned why those who transferred the money into the joint trust account were not arrested and prosecuted.
“To the best of my knowledge, I do not know whether those that transferred money into the Joint Trust Account were charged to court or not. I am not a lawyer, and would not know why they have not been charged before the court.”
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Obaseki has claimed that Nigeria will break up if the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, wins the 2023 presidential poll, but Fani-Kayode said the notion that Nigeria will remain united under Atiku is wrong.
The former minister also replied to Dele Momodu, one of the spokespersons of the PDP presidential campaign, stating that Tinubu is not one of the democratic dictators in Nigeria.