Court Remands Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman In Prison
Justice Sule Hassan of the federal high court, Lagos, has ordered that former ministers Femi Fani-Kayode and Nenadi Usman be remanded in prison pending the hearing of their bail applications in a suit brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The 17 count- charge filed against the accused persons border on unlawful retention, use and payment of money to the tune of about N4.9 billion.
Others charged alongside the former ministers were Danjuman Yussuf, Olubode Oke and Join Trust Dimensions Nigeria Limited.
In the charge, the accused persons were alleged to have committed the offences between January and March 2015.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Duo of Fani-Kayode and Usman, former ministers of aviation and finance respectively had played major roles in the failed presidential campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The accused persons are to remain in prison custody until Friday, July 1, to enable the prosecuting counsel study and respond to all the bail applications