EFCC Introduces Third Witness Against Fani-Kayode
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has presented a third prosecution witness against former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode for his involvement in an alleged $ 26 million fraud.
Trial continued on Tuesday before Federal High Court Judge John Zoho, sitting in Abuja with testimony from Mohammed Goji, the prosecution’s third witness, PW3.
In a statement released by the head of the commission, the media and the public, Wilson Uvujaren, a witness who is an EFCC operative described how $ 26 million was traced back to Fani-Kayode in an investigation into contracts awarded by the Office of the National Security Adviser. ONSA, under the command of Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retired).
Goji said: “We received an intelligence report of a certain amount of money corresponding to billions of nairas allocated for contracts from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA. Along the way, we discovered that 26 million AD. were paid for media consultations for which there were no project progress records.
“We wrote a series of letters to the NSA office, where we received paychecks and offers indicating how the above amount was paid.
“During our investigation, we learned that the defendant ordered his servants, including a driver named Francis and a personal assistant named Victor, to gain access to NSA funds.
“They took the money in a must-have bag in Ghana from the NSA’s accounts department and took it to the defendant’s home as directed.”
The witness also described how a search warrant was issued at the home of the accused on May 10, 2016, after which he was invited to the EFCC office for an interview.
Goji said the defendant carefully presented his testimony on May 11 and 12, 2016.
Prosecutor Farouk Abdullah, after testifying, offered documents as evidence, including a search warrant, and three statements that the defendant made while in EFCC custody.
Judge Tsoho postponed the hearing until April 21, 2021 to continue the trial.
Source: – Sahara Reporter.