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Court docket declines EFCC’s plea to revoke Femi Fani-Kayode’s bail

The Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC)’s utility, searching for the revocation of the bail granted to the previous Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode.

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), on Wednesday, requested the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja, to revoke the bail it granted the previous Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode.

DAILY POST had reported that EFCC had alleged that Fani-Kayode diverted N26 million he acquired from the embattled Nationwide Safety Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) throughout former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

EFCC’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, requested Justice John Tsoho to grant his plea, noting that Fani-Kayode had continued to be absent in courtroom for his trial recently.

Abubakar, additionally enjoined the courtroom to subject a bench warrant on the defendant and likewise summon his surety to point out trigger why the bail bond shouldn’t be forfeited.

Nonetheless, Justice John Tsoho dominated that the medical report introduced by the defence counsel, Wale Balogun, that Fani-Kayode was indisposed was enough cause to reject the appliance by the EFCC’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar.

The choose additionally disagreed with Balogun that an utility for bail revocation should have been made orally, citing the regulation to again the choice.

He agreed with Abubakar that the defendant had a private duty to his case.

Tsoho nonetheless, mentioned that the explanations given by the defence counsel for the absence of his consumer on the 2 earlier events when the courtroom sat had been justifiable.

He adjourned the matter till Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, 2021, for the continuation of listening to, NAN reviews.