Judge withdraws from Femi Fani-Kayode’s fraud case

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has withdrawn himself from further hearing of the case involving former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

FILE PHOTO: Femi Fani-Kayode arriving the EFCC office Photo: ChannelsTV


According to the judge, “this court will decline hearing this case further and refer the case to the chief judge of this honourable court.”

Mr. Fani-Kayode was facing a N4.7 billion money laundering charge  pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Mr. Hassan.

The judge ordered the return of the case file to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, for re-assignment to another judge.

Punch reports he directed Fani-Kayode and his co-defendants to go and await further directive from Justice Auta. Details soon.

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