EFCC To Arraign Fani-Kayode, Others for N1.5 billion Election Fund Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has concluded plans to arraign a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode; a former Minister of Finance, Senator Nenadi Usman; a firm, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited; and one Jimoh Yusuf for an alleged N1.5bn fraud.

The anti-graft commission will also on Wednesday arraign a former Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa, for an alleged N1.6bn fraud.

A source at the commission told the Punch, that Fani-Kayode, Usman and Yusuf would be charged with 17 counts of money laundering and fraud.

The source added, “We have filed charges against Fani-Kayode, Usman, Yusuf and a company, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited. Yusuf was the signatory to the account of Joint Trust Dimensions Limited. They will be arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos this week.”

The EFCC had arrested Fani-Kayode and Usman for their role in the sharing of a N4bn campaign fund during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

Dudafa was arrested by the EFCC at the Lagos airport in April for his alleged role in the sharing of about N10bn to delegates at the PDP presidential primary in 2014, where Jonathan was the sole candidate.

A former Aide-de-Camp to Jonathan, Col. Ojogbane Adegbe, who was arrested in February for the same offence, has since been retired by the Nigerian Army.

It was learnt that Dudafa would be charged alongside one Iwejuo Nna, also known at various times as Taiwo Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah.