Fani-Kayode Refutes Lawyer, Denies Out Of Court Settlement

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The former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode has disproved the assertion of his lawyer, Ahmed Raji, that he was seeking an out of court settlement of his trial with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) where he’s being accused of receiving N26 million from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and using same for media campaign.

Fani-Kayode who released his counter-statement on Monday, few hours after his lawyer told a federal judge in Abuja that he is considering a settlement, said that such reports as “false, embarrassing, and mischievous.”

 

Recall that earlier on Monday, the ex-minister’s lawyer Ahmed Raji, asked the judge to adjourn the proceedings to allow him explore other options of settlement aside from going to trial.

 

But in a swift reaction to his lawyer’s arguments, Mr. Fani-Kayode, through his spokesperson, Jude Ndukwe, said the plea bargain option was out of the question.

“Under no circumstances will Chief Fani-Kayode pay any money back to EFCC or any other government agency because he never collected any money from any government agency in the first place.”



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