Reports have it that Mr. femi Fani-Kayode, who was meant to appear in court for his trail has failed to show up on the ground of health as claimed by his lawyer.
Mr. Fani-Kayode was said to have been charged on November 10 at an Abuja division of the Federal High Court for alleged diversion of N26 million. He was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The trial of a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode was prolonged on Wednesday, as a result of the defendant’s inability to appear in court for trial.
Reports also have it that, besides the five-count charge at the Abuja Division, Mr. Fani-Kayode is also facing other separate charges at another court in Lagos.
At the Lagos Court, Mr. Fani-Kayode is charged alongside a former minister of finance, Nenadi Usman, and Danjuma Yusuf.
They were charged by the EFCC on 17 counts bordering on money laundering to the tune of over N4 billion.
That trial had been stalled in November following the detention of Mr. Fani-Kayode.
Mr. Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, Wale Balogun, informed the court that his client was ill and therefore could not attend the trial.
The trial in Abuja was billed to continue on Wednesday, but was also stalled following the defendant’s health situation.
Mr. Balogun presented a medical report to the trial judge, John Tsoho, and asked for an adjournment to allow his client attend to his health, before proceeding with the trial.
However, the prosecution made no counter application, so the matter was adjourned till February 6, 2017.