Saturday, 2 July 2016
Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman To Remain In Prison Till July 4
Two former Nigerian ministers, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode and Nenadi Usman, are to remain in prison till Monday, July 4, as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has reserved ruling on their bail applications.
Fani-Kayode and Usman were the directors of Media and Finance respectively of the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Organisation in the 2015 general election.
Both men alongside Danjuma Yusuf and Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Limited were on June 28 arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice M. Hassan on a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, corruption and making cash payments exceeding the amount authorised by law.
They had pleaded not guilty
Consequently, their counsel,moved the motion for bail,but the prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, said he needed time to respond to the applications.Justice Hassan consequently adjourned proceedings to July 1 for hearing of the bail applications.
On July 1,the prosecution counsel, Nkereuwem Mark Anana, opposed the applications.
However, he stated that “where the court decides to exercise its discretion in favour of the defendants, it should impose conditions that will compel them to attend trial”.
Justice Hassan consequently adjourned to July 4, 2016 for ruling.