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Court rejects EFCC request to order Fani-Kayode’s arrest

The Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the immediate arrest of the Former Aviation Minister Fani-Kayode.

The arrest warrant which was issued by EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Mr Mohammed Abubakar was for his absence from court proceedings on Wednesday following his trial involving alleged diversion of N26m he received from the then National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, in 2014.

However, the application was opposed by Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, Wale Balogun, who tendered a medical report dated November 24, 2020 advising the former minister to observe some bed rest.

Justice John Tsoho, who is also the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court rejected the prosecution’s application for the issuance of an arrest warrant against the former minister on the grounds that the medical report presented by his lawyer showed that he had justifiable grounds to be absent from the trial on Wednesday.

The judge adjourned till February 23 and 24.

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