There are strong indications emerging that the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode was in Kuje prison in Abuja as of Monday, November 14.
These led to his absence and the subsequent cessation of his trial and that of two others for an alleged fraud of N4.9bn before the Federal High Court in Lagos.
Fani-Kayode, alongside Nenadi Usman, a former finance minister and one Danjuma Yusuf are currently facing trial of over N4.9billion charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
The anti-graft agency had preferred a 17-count charge bordering on the alleged offence after which they pleaded guilty and were granted bail by the court.
During court sitting, Fani-Kayode’s lawyer, Mr. Wale Balogun, informed the presiding judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, that his client was unable to come to court because he was in Kuje prison in Abuja as of Monday morning.
The matter was thereafter adjourned to December 12, 2016.