The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has re-arraigned former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, before a Lagos division of the Federal High Court.
FFK, who was part of President Jonathan’s re-election campaign, was re-arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, a former minister of state for finance on a seventeen-count charge of money laundering and alleged fund diversion of N4.6billion.
The defendants pleaded not guilty before Justice Rilwan Aikawa, a new judge.
The judge had taken over the trial after Femi Fani-Kayode applied for the previous one, Muslim Hassan, to recuse himself from the trial on the grounds that he was the EFCC officer who signed a criminal charge filed against him. Mr. Hassan worked as an EFCC officer before his elevation to the bench.
Article originally from Abiyamo.