Commercial Law

EFCC asks court to revoke Fani-Kayode’s bail

By Olalekan Awojodu

Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to revoke the bail granted to the former Aviation Minister, Femi Family-Kayode.

EFCC’s Lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, made the prayer Wednesday before the trial judge, Justice John Tsoho.

While urging the judge to grant his plea, the lawyer cited Fani-Kayode absence in court for his trial lately as grounds for his prayer.

Abubakar, who enjoined the court to issue a bench warrant on the defendant, also urged the court to summon his surety to show cause why the bail bond should not be forfeited.

The ex-minister was admitted to N50 million bail bond with a surety in the like sum in 2016.

Raising an objection, the defence counsel, Mr. Wale Balogun, urged the court to dismiss the EFCC’s oral application.

EFCC had alleged Fani-Kayode of diverting N26 million he had received from the embattled National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) during former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

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