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EFCC re-arraigns Fani-Kayode before new judge

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has again arraigned a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

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Mr Fani-Kayode is a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

He was re-arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, a former Minister of State for Finance on a 17-count charge of money laundering and alleged diversion of N4.6 billion.

Also included are one Danjuma Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd.

The defendants pleaded not guilty before a new judge, Justice Rilwan Aikawa.

Mr Aikawa took over trial after Mr Fani-Kayode applied that Muslim Hassan should excuse himself from the trial on the grounds that he was the EFCC officer who signed a criminal charge filed against him.

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Mr Hassan worked as an EFCC legal officer before his elevation to the bench.

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