Armsgate: Court Grants EFCC’s Remand Application on Fani Kayode

Chief Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi (Mrs) of an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court, today, granted a remand application brought before her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC seeking to remand Mr. Femi Fani Kayode on alleged N1.4 bn fraud.

Chief Magistrate Osunsanmi granted the remand application after listened to the argument of lawyer representing the anti-graft agency, Mr. A. N. Anana and Faki Kayode’s lawyer, Wale Balogun.

The EFCC had argued that the remand application which was pursuant to section 261 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2011, of Lagos State, was to remand the former spokesman for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 general election, pending when he will be properly arraigned at the appropriate Court.

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However in opposition to the EFCC’s remand application, Fani Kayode’s lawyer, Balogun argued that the anti-graft application is move was to breach his constitutional rights, adding that the defendant had being granted an administrative bail by the EFCC but was never allow to perfect such.

He also informed the court the anti-graft agency had gotten the same order of remand before an Abuja Chief Magistrate court.

He therefore urged the court to disregard the EFCC’s remand application against his client.

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But Chief Magistrate Osunsanmi while dismissing Kayode’s application ruled 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.

Consequently, She ordered that Fani Kayode be remanded at the EFCC’s custody for 21 days pending when he will be arraigned at the appropriate court.

Fani Kayode who was brought to court in white caftan and a pair of rubber slippers, was driven away in a white Hiace Bus marked Abuja BWR 641 GA, after the remand order .

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Pic caption: Fani Kayode with his lawyer, Wale Balogun, after the court ordered his remand.

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