Corruption Trial: Fani Kayode FFK Seeks Plea Bargain, Asks Judge For Out Of Court Settlement

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Feb 6, 2017 – Corruption Trial: Femi Fani Kayode Seeks Plea Deal, Asks Judge For Out Of Court Settlement

Ex-Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode on Monday, asked the Federal High Court Abuja, to adjourn his case to allow him explore other options of settlement aside from going to trial.

Counsel to Fani-Kayode, Mr Ameh Raji (SAN) who made the application on his behalf said that since the sum of money involved was only N26 million, he believed that there were other options of settlement.

Raji added that moreover, he was new on the case and would need some time to go over the facts of the case to enable him defend his client effectively.

“My Lord, I am just coming into the case and so I crave your indulgence to enable me familiarize myself with the case.

“Secondly, looking at the facts of the case and the money involved, I believe that there are other options we can explore.

“The case involves the sum of N26 million and the law allows you to explore the option of plea bargain and so many other options rather than go through trial,” Raji said.

He said that if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was amenable to plea bargain, the defence would take the option.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Johnson Ojogbane said he was not opposing the application.

Ojogbane, however, asked the court to take cognizance of the fact this was the second adjournment at the instance of the defence and asked for a definite date to commence trial.

The judge, Justice John Tsoho adjourned the matter till March 14 for commencement of trial.

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7 thoughts on “Corruption Trial: Fani Kayode FFK Seeks Plea Bargain, Asks Judge For Out Of Court Settlement

  1. I may believe the matter were adjourned to march 14th 2017,but did not believe FFK asked for a settlement out of the court, period!

    • Why? Because you think he is innocent? Please get real and not sentimental! Is he not a Nigerian that had held public offices not once or twice, so why is it not possible for him to ask for a plea bargain option (and I’m not saying he did) but saying categorically that you don’t believe he did is laughable. You may like him for whatever reason (absolutely nothing wrong with that) but please get your facts and don’t trust any Politician

  2. A big thief is asking for settlement outside of the court to avoid trial, is he going to refund or return all of the stolen money back to federal treasure? Paying back 5% to 10% of the looted fund is unacceptable. Corruption and looting of people’s money are reasons why over 95% of Nigerians are living in abject poverty with poor education, worse healthcare, and delaying infrastructures. If the thread continues, the country will eventually collapse fiscally, socially, and economically. Those looters will then relocate themselves and families to places where those billions of dollars of looted funds are kept. May God deliver our nation from looters, crooked and criminals.

  3. All the pipuls weyris say make I go back to school, have you tolding Buhari to be going back to school? Until Buhari is a goer of back to school, I can not posibulment for me to be a goer of back to school. Nonsens.

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