EFCC Press Release:
The arraignment of Nnenadi Esther Usman, a former Minister of Finance and Director of Finance PDP Presidential Campaign Organization in the last general elections along with Femi Fani-Kayode also a former Minister and Director Media/Publiciity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Danjuma Yusuf and Jointrust Dimensions Nigeria Limited by the EFCC at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos could not hold today, June 21, 2016, due to the absence of the presiding Judge, Justice M. S. Hassan who was said to be attending a workshop this week. The accused persons were scheduled to be arraigned on a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, corruption and making cash payments exceeding the amount authorized by law. The Commission’s charge is in relation to about N4.9 billion Naira belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria, but stolen and illegally disbursed for political and personal uses. The defendants who were present in court were later taken back to EFCC custody when it was clear that the court would not sit. However, the court registrar told anxious parties that a new date will be communicated to the counsels.