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Court Rejects EFCC’s Bid To Order Fani-Kayode’s Arrest

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Wednesday, rejected the application for the issuance of arrest warrant against Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, who is currently being tried for alleged money laundering related offences.

At the resumed trial on Wednesday, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mohammed Abubakar decried Fani-Kayode’s absence, noting that the defendant had been absent in court on two other days.

The prosecuting counsel then applied to the court to revoke the bail granted the defendant, issue a bench warrant for his arrest and order the issuance of summons on his surety to show cause why he (the surety) should not forfeit the bail bond he endorsed.

But lawyer to the defendant, Wale Balogun objected to the request made by the prosecution and argued that his client was absent in court due to ill-health.

Balogun, who later tendered a medical report from Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja in which he said the defendant was advised to have bed rest until December.

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