I Never Request A Plea Bargain Deal With FG – Femi Fani Kayode

Former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani Kayode, who is standing trial over alleged N26 million fraud, has denied a media report  that he appealed to the Abuja Federal High Court for out-of-court settlement with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which is prosecuting him on a five-count charge.

The former minister, in a statement by his spokesman, Jude Ndukwe, described the report as completely false, saying he at no time approached the court for such a deal as reported.
“Reports that are coming out of MITV that Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has agreed to return 26 million naira to the EFCC in an attempt to settle his case at the Abuja Federal High Court out of court with them are false. The matter was adjourned in the Abuja Federal High Court today primarily because a new lawyer in the person of Mr. Ahmed Raji SAN was now handling the case and he needed time to be properly briefed on the matter and to go through the file,” the statement read.
It further pointed out that 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.
“The reports are false, embarrasing and mischievous,” Ndukwe emphasised.

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