Court Remands Femi Fani-Kayode

 Court Remands Femi Fani-Kayode

How-Femi-Fani-Kayode-Slept-With-His-Mother-Ex-WifeA Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja has granted a remand application brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) seeking to remand Femi Fani Kayode on alleged N1.5 billion fraud. Fani Kayode, A former spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 general election was brought before Chief Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi.
When the matter was called Mr. A. N. Anana told court of the application for an order of remand dated May 10,2016 brought pursuant to Section 261 of Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) 2011 of Lagos State pending when he will be properly arraigned at the appropriate court. Anana therefore urged the court to grant the application.
However in opposition to the EFCC’s remand application, Fani Kayode’s counsel, Mr Wale Balogun argued that the anti-graft application was to breach his constitutional rights. He said that the defendant had being granted an administrative bail by the EFCC on May 12 but not released.
He also informed the court the anti-graft agency had gotten the same order of remand for 14 days before an Abuja Chief Magistrate court, after it expired they brought him (Fani Kayode) to Lagos on the same issue.
He therefore urged the court to disregard the EFCC’s remand application against his client.
After listening to their submissions, Magistrate Osunsanmi standown the matter for ruling.
At about 2:07pm when the court began ruling which did not last more than three minutes, dismissed Kayode’s application.
She held that he failed to exhibit any document before the court to show that the former Minister of Aviation has been charged before any court for the alleged offence.
She therefore ordered that Fani Kayode be remanded at the EFCC’s custody for three weeks pending when he will be arraigned at the appropriate court.

LTV

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