Forgery Allegation: Fresh Trouble As Court Threatens to Declare Former Minister Wanted

Forgery Allegation: Fresh Trouble As Court Threatens to Declare Former Minister Wanted

  • Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has been issued a fresh threat and his case file has been opened again
  • The court in Lagos state has threatened to declare the APC chieftain wanted for forgery if he fails to show up for his trial in the next court session
  • This is because the judge presiding over his case has expressed dissatisfaction over Fani-Kayode's non-appearance in court during the proceedings

The special offences court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos state has issued a fresh threat to Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation.

The court on Wednesday, May 24, threatened to declare FFK, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), wanted if he fails to appear on the next adjourned date for his trial.

Femi Fani-Kayode, Lagos court, EFCC, APC
Femi Fani-Kayode gets fresh threat over non-appearance in court during proceedings. Photo credit: Femi Fani-Kayode
Source: Facebook

Court threatens Fani-Kayode over non-appearance

Justice Olubumni Abike-Fadipe frowned upon the constant non-appearance of the defendant, noting that the last time he was in court was November 4, 2022, Channels TV reported.

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Fani-Kayode is standing trial on a 12 counts bordering on the use of false documents, use of fabricated evidence, procuring the execution of documents by false pretense and fabricating evidence.

He pleaded “not guilty” to the charge when he was first arraigned on December 17, 2021.

“The world is becoming less tolerant of neocolonialism”: FFK fires at US over visa ban

A former aviation minister in Nigeria, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused the United States of “double standards, neo-colonialism and pseudo-imperialism”.

Writing on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, FFK, as he is fondly called, asked the Nigerian government to reciprocate and consider imposing visa bans on persons who disrupted their country’s elections over the last 25 years.

Furthermore, in a veiled criticism of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, Fani-Kayode said it is ironical for the US president's administration to issue a visa ban on selected Nigerians for rigging because ‘he (Biden) has been accused of the most blatant and shameful election rigging in the history of their country by no less than his predecessor in office and millions of his fellow country men’.

"Atiku single-handedly did what no one managed to do since 1999": Fani-Kayode chides VP

Femi Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has mocked Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, in the 2023 presidential election.

Fani-Kayode, a former aviation minister, said Nigerians owed the former vice president gratitude for single-handedly burying the PDP in Nigeria.

The chieftain of the APC made the comment in a Twitter post on Friday, May 12.


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