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Thursday, 10 July 2014

EFCC closes case in trial of FFK over alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has closed its case in the trial of former Minister of Aviation and Tourism, Femi Fani-Kayode over a 40-count amended charge on money laundering, Vanguard reports.

At a resumed hearing of the case in a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, counsel to the EFCC in a letter delivered by Mr. Vitalis Ahaotu to the presiding Judge, Justice Rita-Ofili Ajumogobia, the EFCC notified the court of the commission's intention to close the case against the former Minister.

Counsel to Chief Fani-Kayode, Mr Wale Akoni did not object to the letter of closure but however informed the court of his intention to file a no-case submission to the charges against his client. The judge gave Mr Akoni 21 days to file a no case submission and adjourned the case till Oct. 28 for adoption of final written addresses. Continue...

Femi Fani Kayode has been standing trial since December 2008 over a 47-count charge of money laundering which was amended in March 2014 with 7 of the charges dropped. Among the charges against him was that he transacted business with funds exceeding N500, 000 without going through a financial institution.

He was also accused of accepting cash payments in the tune of about N100 million during his tenure as Minister of Aviation and Minister of Culture and Tourism, respectively.

122 comments:

Unknown said...

This will still not be a lesson to others.....they keep laundering.

Anonymous said...

Ok ooo...nkemdirimeverista111@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

case closed,he is now a PDP member
JayC..

Anonymous said...

Corupt government run with goodluck jonathan ebele as the leader of thief. There is God ooooooooooooooooooooo.be expecting REVOLUTION soon in this country

delson said...

EFCC Can close this case; What of Heaven?

wise man said...

It pays to leave APC, right? najiaa kind of politics...too bad

Anonymous said...

Good for him, for now he is a free man on the street.

Opelicious Morgann said...

All I can say is Hmmmm....

pearl gold said...

And that is nigga for you if u want to fight corruption just change ur mind just don't be corrupt besides dora don die on all she did nigeria z still dis way na God get dis fight just prepare ur self for eternity cos z inevitable. And I am sure z oder from above

Anonymous said...

FFK thinks we r fools!!! and this is d deal that was made!

Anonymous said...

Chai, chai !!! Diaris God oooo. What PDP are doing God is watching. # JOIN PDP AND ALL UR SINS WILL BE FORGIVEN#.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hehehe dividends of being a member of People Deceiving People,(PDP)
No wonder he has been running his mouth like tap,soon he will given a ministerial appointment.
Nigerians seems a joke,but only funny to those enjoying this comedy.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Chai, chai !!! Diaris God oooo. What PDP are doing God is watching. # JOIN PDP AND ALL UR SINS WILL BE FORGIVEN#.

Anonymous said...

#SCRAP EFCC#

Anonymous said...

#SCRAP EFCC#

Unknown said...

Good for him...After a presidential visit!

Anonymous said...

Political bullshit. Jopeyemi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Of cos, we didn't expect less. I.T.T. in Fela's voice

Ada Mazi said...

Wht won't the charges be dropped wen he has gone back to PDP and is now fighting APC with them. Whoever that says that this country is serious about fighting corruption is a joke!

Unknown said...

Hmm Politics at its very best .. Funny: Luis Suarez Spotted Teaching His Son How to Bite (Photo)

Anonymous said...

kilo expect tele?? this is like reporting that it takes more dan 2mins to cook beans... www.dchillersconcept.com

RICHIE INSURED said...

THIS IS KINDA FUNNY. EXCUSE ME BUT DIDN'T Y'ALL (EFCC) KNOW THIS GUY IS LEARNED AND CAN OUTSMART YOU? I READ HIS ARTICLES (GOOD & HORRIBLE ALIKE) AND Y'ALL DON'T NEED A SOOTHSAYER TO TELL YOUR CORRUPT BRAINS (JUST LIKE YOUR OFFICE) THAT YOU'LL NEED TO STEP UP YOUR GAME TO WIN HIM. HE BEAT Y'ALL NOW HE'S SIPPING LIPTON WHILE YOU'RE HATING ON YOURSELVES.

Anonymous said...

Reason behind PDP invitation hmmm..Lindodo post my comment before I report you to Obama

Unknown said...

So this talkative has issue of money laundering

Anonymous said...

HE IS NOW IN THE RIGHT PARTY AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THAT PARTY HENCE THE CASE CLOSURE..We need to pray for this country

Anonymous said...

That is why he moved to PDP

Anonymous said...

First and foremost, i want thank EFCC for closing the case because in my opinion Fani-kayode is not the worst crime we have and he is not the problem of this country.

Anonymous said...

That is the deal he made with the President, hence why he has been running his mouth since about APC

Anonymous said...

Nigerian politics, this is why he crossed over and has been ranting since.

Anonymous said...

ok because him don cross carpet enter PDP no case again abi?
na God go punish all this useless politicians

Unknown said...

@ last, corruption can never stop or reduce in Nigeria. FFK has finaly got wat he want from FG, because he has also dance to their tune. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Like play like play this dude don turn celebrity....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Like play like play this dude don turn celebrity....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

First and foremost, i want thank EFCC for closing the case because in my opinion Fani-kayode is not the worst crime we have and he is not the problem of this country.

Unknown said...

@ last, corruption can never stop or reduce in Nigeria. FFK has finaly got wat he want from FG, because he has also dance to their tune. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Anonymous said...

P.D.P n FED GOVT @ work, GOD is watching YOU..........!

Anonymous said...

leave APC to join PDP, and all criminal charges are dropped, what a wonderful bait. Naija

Anonymous said...

So this is it! Hmnnnnn! Nigeria is at d verge of doom, I mean doom. Ffk if the federal govt drop the suit, what of Almighty God, when u leave this world, will ur name be among the good pple that has serve this great country? What about ur children! Don't forget, law of karma awaits you with all u hv done.

Unknown said...

Naija i hail oooo. dumping APC for PDP and get all counts drop against him.....dere is God ooooo

Unknown said...

N d idiot will soon say APC is boko haram...Nigerians r wiser

prince said...

Lai Muhammed said it

Milez said...

Hehe! *not surprised* But You Can Jail A Poor Man Over Maagi And Stealing Of Governor's Phone* mtcheeew! Idiots!!!

Anonymous said...

Lai Muhammed said it

Alloy Chikezie said...

That is the Nigeria we found ourselves, a country where everything works in an anticlockwise direction


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Walata said...

Hmmm they roll it under carpet

alibabacious said...

@ pearl Gold tho they don't speak bad of dead person in my culture, who told you Dora was upright, check her record when lobbying for positions, Minister and senate respectively. We can see why d talkative left his cohort @ APC to join PDP, that's just d first don't be surprised if he is made minister or ambassador he sure know how to get what he wanted with his sour mouth, the difference between him and his dad is consumption of weed as evidence in his dad's Nickname FANIFAGBO with red eye throughout his lifetime.........NAIJA sha, Jonathan sha want to rule us by all means

Toronto Finest said...

Lol.. dnt wry bri..your case will be re-open when oga Jonah leaves

Anonymous said...

Support GEJ n u re free to chop naija money,it is not corruption according to d president, GEJ is a corrupt moron. We all know y FFK join PDP n y he is now yabbing APC

Anonymous said...

Is an agreement between him and PDP .close my case l will join pdp.

Anonymous said...

ok o. patoswife@gmail.com

Chris Okafor said...

I told a friend this was gonna happen and here it is. This throws more light on the fact that we have deceits in the political cadre of this country who don't deserve our trust. Our redemption is afar off.

Anonymous said...

Part of the bargain to abandon APC and join PDP. Well done Jonadunce, you must really think nigerians are stupid.

Anonymous said...

Part of the bargain to abandon APC and join PDP. Well done Jonadunce, you must really think nigerians are stupid.

Anonymous said...

Exactly! That was the condition for joining pdp

Anonymous said...

We re a fool .what is happen in this country can NEVER happen in any were in d world.Nigerian we are a BIG FOOL .

Ogamazi said...

Next minister in line #2015Things. alvinijomah@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

NIGERIANS PLEASE VOTE OUT PDP OOOOOO....ITS OBVIOUS THIS WAS THE DEAL BETWEEN JONA AND FFK. PLEASE LET'S VOTE PDP OUT!!!

Anonymous said...

AH THE GOVT IS JUST TOO CORRUPT...Dele

Anonymous said...

Nigeria! Land of criminals, stupid country, dumb people.

Anonymous said...

Jst recently he was on the opposition and dis nevr happnd. Now he's back on d sharin table and tins r beginin to swing his ways. The sad story of partisan loyalty in Nigeria!!!#26247c63

Anonymous said...

Rosie Said.........Now it all makes sense!!!!! I was wondering about all his attack on APC. So that was just a political ploy so that Jonathan will free him from the cluthes of EFCC?.......Just remember Mr President,water will always find its level.This guy will teach you a lesson you will never forget as soon as EFCC sets him free.His attacks on APC will be child's play.

Anonymous said...

This nigeria is the best country in the world as long as u are not fighting the presidency ur case file will be thrown away and forgiven even if u want kill someone but as soon as u are the enemy of the presidency dey wil come after u with everything. FFK tanks for making tht choice to go back PDP and be jonathans man if not u would hv bein in prison.naija too sweet. I love this country and the way we play our politice

Anonymous said...

No wonder he so much support and canvases for PDP nowadays. This is what he wants to achieve

Anonymous said...

What exactly are you saying? Were u high when u made your contribution?

Anonymous said...

This man is a typical example of what yorubas call "omo ale jati jati"

ALATISHE said...

Dat y ℓ̊ luv Naija!!!

barry9ice said...

The outcome of the meeting he held with mr president som month ago, join us den we will clear ur mess. Wich he gladness accept. Will corruption stop in dis country?

Unknown said...

I dey laugh APC hahahahhahahahahaha fools nice 1 FFK congrats

Unknown said...

How can a 47 count charge be dropped just like that without guilty of a single one? We shouldn't be surprised cuz that was how Orji Uzor 37 count charge was also dropped for not founding him guilty back then in this corrupt Nigeria, b4 he was nailed in UK for guilty of all d 7 count charge being brought agaist him.
Ok, now we should all understand why our president states that "corruption is only overemphasized, that is just a common theft and not our primary problem in Nigeria". It is in our blood stream no doubt haba. God save the poor of Nigeria, God save Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Mission accomplished......GEJ's help,,,,,,,,,,dere is GOD OOO

Anonymous said...

Why would they win when FFK has been a great paly with PDP denouncing his APC membership... the guy wise ojare lik my yansh i cover your tract... nah naija way

ary said...

He has gone to the side of the government so they drop the case! EFCC is the government's watchdog.

Kemikal said...

Charges dropped cos FKK has no case to answer. Since December 2008, Femi Fani Kayode was hounded and wrongly and maliciously accused of money laundering and that "he transacted business with funds exceeding N500, 000 without going through a financial institution." He was also accused of "accepting cash payments in the tune of about N100 million during his tenure as Minister of Aviation and Minister of Culture and Tourism, respectively." Jokers. Since 2008 to 2014, where's the evidence? EFCC was sensible and right in closing the case against Femi Fani-Kayode over alleged money laundering. There was no money laundering. There was no evidence of money laundering. The case was a malicious witch-hunt by political enemies.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps he has done the normal tip off on the efcc ! Chukwu ga ekpe nu ekpe ndi ohi

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Anonymous said...

GEJ keep letting dem go...I bet He wud be d one dat wud serve all of these crooks jail term together! My fear is how much rugged is his ogogoro ridden body to serve long term,2015 is sooner!

Anonymous said...

this is Wat u get for joining the ruling party, he became a PDP member n all his sins were washed away, bbastard.

Anonymous said...

PDP,,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hailings.

TeeDayo said...

And that's our society for you.#smh.let dem keep living their lies.its jst too bad nothing seems to be changing

DOBY DOBY said...

Oohk nah.. I really dnt wan to believe anything I read on media nowadays cos of apc nd pdp.. corrupt country

Unknown said...

He thinks we r fools and nonentities? Tor!!! This was what the APC was saying. Now we can all learn that you have to be corrupt in order to be a great politician. *what is my own business*

Unknown said...

GEJ is really fighting corruption; Bode George, FFK cases among others are typical examples, who is fooling who ...... Worth a shame

fly guy said...

Bcos he has joined PDP, naija a.k.a comedy central

Anonymous said...

FFK was a complete crook, so pls spare us the crap. Money Laundering was the least of his offences. If I start to yarn now, he will know who I am so I'll stop here.

Anonymous said...

GEJ must be the most corrupt President we've ever had! Alams, Bode George and now FFK. He will end up in jail himself. Mark it.

PRETTY GIRL said...

So he leaves APC back to PDP and suddenly charges have all been dropped? Political BS#corruption@its peak....I feel bad for my country

Anonymous said...

If EFCC closes his case, will God close it too.

Anonymous said...

May God catch them since they can manipulate humans with thr corruption. This ppl have no shame so if u r with u can commit any crime and get away wit. Anyways thank God every one must taste death even if u r a president. Shameless ppl

APPLE said...

Hmmm…Ok

Onyekaneze said...

Orji Uzo abi lbori? Igbophobia! Tufia!

OSHAUN_AFRIKA said...

APC called it correctly I must say...now we know why he went back to PDP truly...because this timing na wa!

Anonymous said...

Now i see why he has been opening his mouth anyhow for the past few weeks

Anonymous said...

You mean what a shame?

Olubukola Ozone said...

And dey say dat no one is above the law??? I tell u, some men are above d law in dis country. How on earth is it possible for u to be a criminal 2day and no longer one tmro?

Olubukola Ozone said...

And dey say dat no one is above the law??? I tell u, some men are above d law in dis country. How on earth is it possible for u to be a criminal 2day and no longer one tmro?

Anonymous said...

We can all see the TRANSFORMATION now. i.e. transformation from a corrupt country to a TERRIBLY corrupt country by the chief propagator of corruption, Good(?)luck Jonathan and his gang of 40 thieves.

Anonymous said...

Fani-Kayode, you rubbish the revered name of your Dad with this laughable travesty perpetuated by our fraudulent President and his accursed party.You think you are smart? Read the comments through this story, and you'll realize that WE THE PEOPLE are smarter! In correct English, THERE IS GOD!!!

Anonymous said...

Ah Nigerian!Closing case by the prosecution doesn't mean the case is dropped.its mean d defendant opens his case but since d defence is filing a no case submission instead then the next is adoption of final written addresses.my pple perish 4 lack of understand.d matter is still on pple..haha

Anonymous said...

Yesooooo l will vote PDP out

sweetie said...

GEJ is after power,money and position at dis movement.GOD ll surly judge him

Steveosky 4 Real. said...

Anon 5:40pm. We are? No you are . Ur English says it all. Olodo

Yetunde said...

Why are you people exhibiting your ignorance. EFCC have finished calling witnesses & tendering their evidence ;thats the meaning of closed the case,its now for Fani Kayode to open his defence. That is the normal process of a criminal matter in the court.

Amarachukwu. said...

Chai chai thereisgod ooo

Anonymous said...

Ok. Case rested. Pretex4luv@yahoo.com

Ibrahim Idi said...

What's going on here ? Is Closing a case the same thing as withdrawing a case?

Alagbado-ode said...

And to say this is d same clown who was boasting recently to lead d Yoruba race to seccesion and become d 1st C in C of d new Oduduwa republic army. How are we sure this commander will not abandon his troops and switch loyalty to d opposing enemies if his girlfriend is captured by d enemies, say d Boko troops for instance?

Marx Chiedoziem said...

Atimes, most aquisation appears to be Truth
I think when checked properly, the result will be positive.

pearl gold said...

@Alibabacious at least she had a spirit of patrotisim unlike most of dem.esp wen she worked with nafdac. den as for u mr man enjoy it while it lasts. D days of reconing z nt far u go vomit all b4 u enter hell fire or heaven!

Unknown said...

criminals
bribing & corruption
why would i believe EFCC?
lip sealed



BORN TO SHINE!!!!

Unknown said...

..Just read the comments of all the followers on this Blog. It is appalling that the young Nigerians are so daft. TO CLOSE A CASE means that the prosecutor has tendered all evidences and witness. Matter is set for Trial,It doesnt mean he is free

Unknown said...

it wont be a lesson to others at all...

Oga Sam said...

This loot you are shearing ....continue! Chai! So that is why this FFK has been running his mouth since. Dia ris God o!

Oga Sam said...

This loot you are shearing ....continue! Chai! So that is why this FFK has been running his mouth since. Dia ris God o!

Mischievous said...

That was what he went to discuss during his visit to Aso Rock. In Nigeria anything can be arranged. Fela called it 'Arrangee Government'. That's is the reason we are still in the dark, after 53 years of independence. It's a crying shame.

Anonymous said...

@apple, is that all you could say? Clap for Jonathan, you are one of the supporters of this irredeemably corruption government.

Jon said...

He has joined PDP, case closed.
One of the most corrupt government ever.

hrm paul ojeih said...

pdp share d money pdp deceive the people una too much the party above all party y wont dey squash d suit wen d loud mouth has decamped to pdp one day be one day

Anonymous said...

@anon 3:15, I'm with you on this, what is Jonathan and the PDP turning Nigeria into ? what a shame! Nigerians! Wake up.

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are dumb and they have a dumb president..Thank God l am not a Nigerian.

Anonymous said...

he is the evil ambassador of PDP so he is not wrong. he will soon become an ambassador. so cheers FFK

Anonymous said...

So this d reason femi has have been kissing the ass of PDP and its members just to hv his trial dropped. Ths man lacks dignity, big thief.

Unknown said...

Join PDP and your sins are forgiven.
#Rubbish

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