Femi Fani-Kayode, the former Minister of Aviation, who is facing trial over alleged N26million fraud has refuted the media reports that says he had agreed to
pay back the money in an attempt to settle his case out of court.
Fani-Kayode said that under no circumstances will he pay back any money to the EFCC or government. He was reacting to reports that he has begged the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow him to return the said money to the Federal Government.
The Federal High Court, Abuja has adjourned the case today primarily because of change in the lawyer handling the case who is in the person of Mr. Ahmed Raji SAN. He is new to the case and will need time to be properly briefed on the matter and to go through the file.
The spokesman to Chief Fani-Kayode, Jude Ndukwe said, “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 mischevous.”