A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly laundering N4.9 billion. Fani-Kayode, who served as the Director of Media and Publicity in the campaign organisation of former President Goodluck Jonathan, was arraigned alongside a former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Also charged with Fani-Kayode were Danjuma Yusuf and a company – Joint Trust Dimension Nigeria Limited. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned the accused persons on a 17-count charge of unlawful retention, unlawful use and unlawful payment of money to the tune of N4.9 billion.
NAN reports that Fani-Kaoyde and others pleaded not guilty to the charges.