The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may arraign the Director of Finance of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, Senator Nenadi Usman and the spokesman of the organization, Femi Fani-Kayode before a Federal High Court in Lagos this week.
According to insider sources of the commission in Lagos, the charge sheets have been given to the two on Monday but the court has not been assigned for the case. The case with a title ‘Federal Republic of Nigeria V Nnenadi Esther Usman, Femi fani-Kayode, Danjuma Yusuf & Joint Trust Dimensions Nig. Ltd’ with case number FHC/L/2511/2016.
“Nenadi and Fani-Kayode and two companies used for money laundry will soon be arraigned as the charges against them have been made available to the suspects today (yesterday) but when and which of the Federal High court for the trial will be decided by the appropriate authority,” a source disclosed.
The EFCC had arrested Usman recently after it was established that N2.5bn was paid into her company account, Joint Trust Dimensions Limited, and N140m cash was allegedly paid into her Zenith Bank Account with number, 1000158311, domiciled on 7, Kachia Road, Kaduna.
The said transfer, which emanated from the Central Bank of Nigeria, took place in January 2015, during the build up to the presidential election.
It was through the said account, Fani-Kayode, received N840m allegedly deposited into Fani-Kayode’s Zenith bank account, Maitama Branch with number 1004735721 on February 19, 2015.
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, reportedly received N100m through a company, Marreco Limited, where he is chairman.
About N320m was also paid into the bank account of the Goodluck Support Group, an association of over 100 pro-Jonathan groups headed by Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Alkali.
But the charges were silent on them but only include Fani-Kayode who is spending his fifth week in the custody of the commission since he voluntarily submitted himself to the commission at Abuja headquarters.