A Federal High Court in Lagos will on May 31st decide whether it will admit in evidence, statements allegedly made by a former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and three others facing money laundering charges.
Justice Mohammed Aikawa will rule on a preliminary objection challenging the admissibility of the statements allegedly made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC which is prosecuting the defendants.
Fani-Kayode is facing charges bordering on 4.6 billion naira money laundering alongside a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman, and Yusuf Danjuma, a former Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria ALGON.
The EFCC preferred a 17-count charge against the defendants but they pleaded not guilty, and were granted bail.
EFCC has since opened its case and the third prosecution witness, Shehu Shuaibu is being led in evidence.