Alleged forgery: arraignment of Fani-Kayode stalled

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The arraignment of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode for allegedly forging medical reports was on Tuesday stalled at an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that embattled Fani-Kayode was to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a 12-count charge of procuring execution of documents by false pretence.

Other charge include use of false documents, fabricating evidence, use of fabricated evidence.

Counsel to Fani-Kayode, Mr Wale Balogun challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the criminal suit.

“We filed before your lordship an application bordering on your lordship’s jurisdiction to entertain an arraignment,” he said.

Balogun noted that the alleged offences occured in Abuja and a Lagos court does not have jurisdiction to hear the suit.

Opposing the submission, EFCC Counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo said that the merely filing of an objection to a charge will not…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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